Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $2,353,583)
This solicitation invites eligible applicants to propose the enhancement or expansion of initiatives that will assist in the development and maturity of community programs to provide mentoring services to high-risk populations that are underserved due to location, shortage of mentors, special physical or mental challenges of the targeted population, or other analogous situations identified by the community in need of mentoring services. This program is authorized under the Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117).
The CBM CARES® National Mentoring Initiative will include at least 2500 at-risk boys in late elementary and middle school (ages 9 thru 16) in at least 25 of the 33 cities and counties nationwide where CBM has chapters. Eight hundred and fifty new mentors will work with these young males to help reduce juvenile delinquency, improve academic competency, and reduce gang and crew participation. CBM CARES includes one-on-one and group mentoring by responsible men from the community where the youths reside; youth and parent education; community service; enrichment trips and referrals to social service agencies. NCA/NCF