Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $125,000)
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 Sports Foundation, Inc. (SFI) is embarking on a new initiative to address childhood obesity and related diseases in the South Bronx. SFI's Fight Against Time (FAT) program will provide a holistic approach to fighting a social menace that is destroying our nation's youth. The Bronx has New York City's highest rate of obesity, which leads to numerous health issues including: Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney failure, loss of vision, heart conditions, and low self-esteem. Fight Against Time (F.A.T) will enroll between 30 to 40 youth.
In addition to the F.A.T. Finess Boot Camp, SFI will also be continuing their successful No Workshop/ No Jumpshot Program. The 60 minute workshops, substance abuse prevention counseling (50 minutes per session), the 90 minute self-testing, 5 spot drill, and physical fitness certificate activities address the risk factors of alienation, health and nutrition failure, and low self-efficacy. Parents will be encouraged to participate in the workshop, fitness, and counseling components. NCA/NCF