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VETCA (Values Education Through Cooperative Activities)

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $300,000)

The OJJDP FY 10 Earmarks Program furthers the Department's mission by providing grants, cooperative agreements, and other assistance authorized by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended, to organizations identified in the Conference Report to accompany the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (P.L. 111-117), H.R. Conf. Rep. No. 111-366 at 702-714.

The Highland Park Community Development Corporation's program will engage activities which foster real-life cooperation and instill/reinforce positive societal values. The activities will focus on conflict mediation and avoidance techniques, communication skills development and community projects that promote teamwork. The program will work with a general population of an unduplicated count of 150 youth between the ages of 4 to 14, as well as those youngsters who have been identified as at-risk of dropping out of school and or reside in temporary housing facilities. In addition, a six week summer component will provide activities for 75 youngsters wrapped around the districts summer school program at two designated school sites. Also, an afterschool program of services will be implemented for 30 youngsters who have been identified of being in need of more intense mentoring by the principal and staff. These students will participate in S.M.I.L.E. (Students Mandated Investment in Life Education) component. NCA/NCF

Date Created: July 22, 2010