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Becoming A Man (BAM)

Award Information

Award #
Funding Category
Competitive Discretionary
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $1,500,000)

First paragraph only: Youth Guidance will scale its evidence-based Becoming A Man (BAM) mentoring and counseling program within school districts across six states: Dallas Public Schools (Texas);Los Angeles Unified School District in California, Chicago Public Schools in Illinois, Boston Public Schools in Massachusetts, Hickman Mills C-1 Schools in Missouri, and Washington DC School District. Funds will increase the number of youth receiving BAM services by 605 participants annually and the number of well-trained BAM Counselors by 11. Youth Guidance originally requested funding to support expansion costs across all states; however with a reduced award, OJJDP grant funds were restricted to expansion in Los Angeles, Hickman Mills (MO) and Dallas. This change was documented through GAM #555648. For GAM #567680, we are requesting to swap funds allocated to Dallas for the BAM program in Washington DC as a pullback of funding from the Dallas Public Schools means that we will not be able to scale further in that city for the next two years. The change from Dallas to Washington DC does not alter the revised budget, number of Counselors, or expansion goals.

Date Created: November 9, 2021