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Baltimore City's Youth Initiative: Baltimore Rising, Police Athletic League & Kidz Nite Inn

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2001, $997,800)

Project Summary for 2001-SI-FX-0002 (S-1)

The City of Baltimore, "Baltimore City's Youth Initiative: Baltimore Rising/Police Athletic League (PAL) project" is a collaborative that involves the Mayor's Office of Children, Youth and Families, Baltimore Police Department, Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, the City Department of Social Services, faith organizations, the Family League, Baltimore Safe and Sound, public schools, private foundations, and the Lieutenant Governor's Office. The project, which was divided between Baltimore Rising, the Police Atheletic League, and the Kidz Nite Inn, set out to use the resources of private, faith-based and governmental agencies in collaboration effort to reduce youth crime and violence in the City of Baltimore. Each component of the project's focus encompasses a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to provide social services, incentive, guidance and consequences to youth so they will strive to engage in socially acceptable behavior. Baltimore Rising has taken on the challenge of mentoring and monitoring100 at-risk youth and to help them become more productive and useful individuals. The PAL project will provide prevention services that include four components: academic enrichment, character development, arts, and cultural activities. The Kidz Nite Inn component seeks to encourage youth to move from the dangers of the street into safe and structured enviroments on selected Friday nights from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. The target population is youth between the ages of 13-17 who lives in the City of Baltimore.


Date Created: July 18, 2001