Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $276,969)
The SS/HS Initiative is a joint effort by the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice to support schools and communities in creating safer and healthier learning environments. This solicitation invites current Safe Schools/Healthy Student grantees to develop proposals that will increase the capacity of their SS/HS collaborations to develop and implement community-based mentoring programs or to expand and enhance existing mentoring programs and strategies. This program advances the provision of integrated resources for prevention and early intervention services for children and youth by supporting effective evidence-based mentoring services to young people who are underserved. The intent of this program is to demonstrate new mentoring efforts or to expand existing mentoring efforts that work in concert with a grantee's SS/HS comprehensive plan.
Campbell County School District #1 Safe Schools Healthy Students (SS/HS) Student Support Services in collaboration with Youth Emergency Services, Inc. (Y.E.S. House) will provide the Impact Mentoring Program to 138 students who have had incidents of truancy, bullying, first-time offenses involving the school system and justice system, and have been involved in violent acts. Impact Mentoring will provide community-based one-on-one and peer mentoring for students who exhibit negative behaviors that may include truancy, bullying and participation in violent incidents. Outcomes of the program include an increase in the number of youth served and completed the program, who exhibited a desired behavioral change; and increase in the number of mentors, how many of them successfully completed training and gained knowledge of the program area will be measured by using the evidence-based assessments tools.