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Nome Eskimo Community Tribal Youth Project to Impact Delinquency through Prevention Services

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $300,000)

NEC's Tribal Youth Program will provide a school based after school tutoring and cultural activities program to Alaska Native/American Indian youth 17 years of age and younger to address the high delinquency rates that Nome youth experience. This project will take place in various settings in Nome, including but not limited to: the Nome Recreation Center, Nome Public Schools, and Nome Eskimo Community Building. Nome Eskimo Community's Tribal Youth Program purpose is to reduce and prevent destructive youth behavior through opportunities that will empower youth to develop positive lifestyles and prevent violence, drug and alcohol abuse. Data will include: number of youth referred to tutoring programs; number of youth receiving tutoring; number of hours engaged in tutoring/academic studies; grades, and levels of improvement for each of the participants. The YSS will also collect the number of youth enrolled in after-school cultural activities; the number and types of cultural activities provided; the number of service hours provided to youth by culture bearers; and an attitudinal pre- and post-survey of all students participating in tutoring and in after-school activities. Referral information will include any involvement with the Juvenile Justice system, and if so, the percentage of youth enrolled in activities that re-offend. Data will be collected from the referring agency and parents through the Parent Pre- and Post-Interview, Intake and Student Improvement Plan to reflect changes in behaviors and/or attitude towards school. The number/percent of NEC youth service staff trained will be identified. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 28, 2008