Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $400,000)
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 Changing Our Community One Child at a Time Project will serve youth, ages 6-17 with multiiple risk factors, living in Florence, Darlington and Williamsburg Counties, South Carolina. The risk factors include, but are not limited to low economic standing, single parent households, attending low-achieving schools, parents with limited academic achievement and living in neighborhoods with increased levels of crime, especially gang activity. Project goals include increased academic success, improved character and leadership, and an increase in healthy lifestyles. Activities will include: character and leadership development, academic enrichment programs, gang prevention, health and life skills training, technology skills building, career exploration & career planning; job readiness skills, and cultural diversity. Youth participation, skills learned, and attributes acquired will be tracked in combination with data from participants' parents and teachers to ensure measurable gains of participants. NCA/NCF