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Clubhouse IMPACTS (Increasing Mentor Participation and Commitment to Success) 3.0

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $2,015,000)

The Mentoring Opportunities for Youth Initiative, Category 2 (Multi-State Mentoring Program) provides funding to support mentoring organizations in their efforts to strengthen and/or expand their existing mentoring activities within local chapters or sub-awardees (in at least 5 states but fewer than 45 states) to reduce juvenile delinquency, drug abuse (specifically opioid abuse), truancy, and other problem and high-risk behaviors. FY 2020 funding will address the factors that can lead to or serve as a catalyst for delinquency or other problem behaviors in underserved youth, including youth in high-risk environments. Programs are encouraged to target their mentoring services to children of parents on active military duty; children of incarcerated parents; youth with opioid/substance abuse problems; youth that experience bullying (including cyberbullying); and youth in rural communities. This program is authorized and funded pursuant to Pub. L. No. 116-93, 133 Stat. 2317, 2410. The Clubhouse Network (TCN) provides a safe, creative, out-of-school learning environment where youth from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their interests, develop skills, and build self-confidence through technology. IMPACTS (Increasing Mentor Participation and Commitment to Success) 3.0 will expand TCNs work to provide youth with meaningful STEM and life learning opportunities supported by caring mentors. Mentors will support youth as they develop lifelong skillsincluding the abilities to self-advocate, solve problems, prevent and cope with bullying, and work toward a positive futureenabling them to persevere and succeed. IMPACTS 3.0 will support 18 Clubhouse sites with 350 caring adults mentoring 1,250 youth, including at least 150 youth affected by drug addiction and 125 youth with an incarcerated parent. All IMPACTS 3.0 sites will receive funding to hire a full-time mentor coordinator and work with TCN staff to: (1) Provide opportunities for all Clubhouse youth to be mentored by a community of committed, trained, and supported mentors; and, (2) Foster a Clubhouse culture of trauma-informed care, where youth engage in opportunities that equip them to succeed in the face of adversity. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020