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 After-School Apprenticeship Program (ASAP) was launched by The After-School Corporation (TASC) and the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS), a national partnership of nonprofit intermediaries dedicated to increasing the availability of quality after-school programming by building city-wide after-school systems. ASAP provides teens with opportunities to earn a paycheck by working with younger students as coaches, lifeguards and arts instructors. By providing after-school and summer opportunities that engage older students in meaningful academic, vocational and recreational activities, ASAP is designed to bolster teens' commitment to educational pursuits, improve their chances to graduate, reduce their inclination to participate in risky behaviors and help them become productive citizens. The goals of ASAP are to: 1) Provide high school students with out-of-school-time experiences that keep them engaged and motivate them to stay in school; 2) Provide high school students with out-of-school time experiences that cultivate their interest in and prepare them for college and careers; and 3) Demonstrate an after-school model for high school students that has the potential for scalability and alignment with other high school models. NCA/NCF