Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)
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 Armory Foundation's College Prep Program (an athletic and college guidance program offering a series of SAT skills building clinics, a college fair, and ongoing counseling) provides student athletes from underserved backgrounds a supportive place where they are encouraged to remain on their track and field teams, to graduate from high school, and to matriculate in college.
The Armory Foundation serves 100,000 high school students annually. Fifty high schools use the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory every week for indoor track practice. The Armory College Prep Program, an after-school enrichment program provides up to 150 students a year with much-needed college counseling and life coaching. This counseling is designed to build students' strengths, increase attendance in school, and encourage hope for their future through improved college acceptance rates. The program also encourages strong and positive relationships between adults and youths, leading to improved social behaviors. NCA/NCF