Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)
The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.
The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem, Inc., will support the after-school programming across the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem's four locations serving children 6 to 18. The Club's after-school programs provide career planning, job training, and educational support/assistance as well as quality after-school programs to assist working parents. The Club will improve programming, increase the number of participating youth, and hire adequate staff to accommodate the number of students. The program will address five core program areas of Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts and Sports, and Fitness and Recreation. The program will include the nationally recognized Boys & Girls Club of America evidence-based program SMART Moves, a federally approved model program; Power Hour, a comprehensive homework help and tutoring program; and Torch and Keystone Clubs, leadership development and community service programs for middle school and high school students. The Club has structured tracking and evaluation methods in place built on a foundation of youth development research and Boys & Girls Club best practices to help them measure the effectiveness on the youth they serve. The Club also has a program committee comprised of board members, parents and staff which monitors and evaluates programs. NCA/NCF