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Mentorship Program for At-Risk Children

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $100,000)

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.

This project will provide mentorships for 60 fatherless boys from low-income families in Rhode Island. Beneficiaries will have outings with their mentors once a week outside school for a minimum term of one year. Staff social workers will provide training and social services for each participating child, parent and mentor; establish individual benchmarks for measuring each child's successes; speak monthly with beneficiaries and volunteers to gather feedback; collaborate to identify needs, develop goals and create strategies for achieving goals; and provide guidance and assist in the development of the mentor/mentee relationship. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 30, 2010