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Overtown Youth Center
Youth Development Program

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Miami Dade
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

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.

The Overtown Youth Center provides academic support, skill-building and college preparation; a variety of cultural and recreational enrichment activities; character development; team-building skills; fitness, nutrition and health activities; parenting activities; and social development to 225 at-risk youth and their families. Data will be collected to measure progress grade point averages, expulsions, and school and OYC attendance records. OYC will determine success based on achievement of following outcomes: 85 percent of participants will demonstrate an improvement in their grades from the first quarter to the last; 25 percent will earn Academic Achiever status by exceptional in-class achievement, as reported by classroom teachers; 85 percent will demonstrate reading score improvement by 15 percent; 80 percent make satisfactory progress towards graduation; 90 percent of participants will achieve or maintain acceptable school attendance or demonstrate improved attendance; 85 percent of participants will receive no referrals for inappropriate behavior in school; 80 percent of participants will demonstrate progress on their knowledge of, attitude towards, and implementation of the OYC standards, reflecting progress in character-building/social skills development; 100 percent of participants will receive the UHealth health assessment, education, and intervention program and participate in physical fitness activities designed to address issues such as obesity at least two afternoons per week; and 80 percent of all students will demonstrate improvement in physical fitness. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 6, 2010