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COA Youth & Family Center's City-Wide Teen Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $169,926)

The City-Wide Teen Program's primary goal is to attract and retain youth to increase participation in programs designed to measurably reduce juvenile crime and to promote school achievement, personal and leadership development, and civic involvement. The project seeks to increase participation and retention over a three-year period. This program targets low income teens including youth involved in the juvenile justice system, substance-abusing youth, teen parents, and youth who will benefit from enhanced academic, social, and leadership skills. The targeted group will benefit from the proposed initiatives designed to inform, support and encourage youth to reach their greatest potential, while offering positive alternatives to crime and other unhealthy behaviors. The Citywide Teen Program objectives are to: 1) improve leadership and social skills; 2) reduce area crime rates and juvenile arrests; 3) increase self-esteem, self-confidence, and pride in youth, their family, and culture; 4) increase school attendance and academic performance; and 5) provide meaningful activities and resources to help youth lead a healthy lifestyle. To evaluate the effectiveness of the program, teen participants will complete a retrospective Developmental Outcomes Survey and Program Quality Survey indicating success of defined program outcomes and quality of the programs. Additional evaluation tools will include staff observation and teen program attendance tracking to measure participation and retention data. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 7, 2008