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Arts & Advocacy: THE POINT's Youth Development Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $150,000)

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 Point Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. The Point's Arts and Advocacy Youth Development Program engages approximately 500 young people in grades 1-12 from the low-income community of Hunts Point in the South Bronx. According to the 2000 census, the Bronx had the third lowest median income in the nation at $29,228 and remained the poorest urban county in the country. This same year, the median household income in Hunts Point was $17,040. The Point offers academic assistance, literacy, comprehensive arts-in-education, environmental education and leadership/social skills building. Success measures include student attendance, academic progress, and program participation via showcases, final projects and qualitative evaluations. The Point's overarching goal remains to help prevent juvenile delinquency by providing a safe and enriching out-of-school environment for young people in Hunts Point. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 5, 2010