Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $75,000)
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 & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley, California will implement the Education for Life Project in order to support 400 low-income, at-risk middle and high school club members who struggle with academics, transition into high school, college entry, and poor nutrition and fitness. This project has four key components: (1)Study Island is a Web-based, self-paced, sequential instructional program which directly supports learning and academic success in keeping with the California Content Standards for math, science, and language arts; (2) College Bound provides teens with the support necessary to meet academic, financial, and testing requirements for college admission; (3) Healthy Choices encourages members to adopt a lifestyle of fitness and good nutrition; and (4) Smart Moves is designed to prevent the onset of drug, alcohol, and early sexual involvement by increasing participants' knowledge of the dangers of such activities, providing opportunities to practice resisting peer and media pressure, and increasing decision making and coping skills for adolescents. Performance measures will include: pre- and post-tests to evaluate progress and knowledge gains; and school reports of attendance, grades, and improved behavior.