THe program will provide a school-based VVCDC/CLCUA Project to 1,280 targeted academically underachieving students ages 11 to 13 (grades 6, 7, and 8) with the goal of:
- Academic Assistance: Improving academic performance through the integration of one-on-one mentoring into the comprehensive provision of academic assistance
- Enrichment: improving behavior and social interaction and expand the perspective of students through the provision of character-building and personal development activities and incorporating enrichment activities and mentor services
- Family Literacy Services: Facilitating members of students’ families in need of improving their English literacy skills or in learning English as a Second Language.
Grantees awarded a 21st CCLC program grant will receive five (5) one year grants. Health Awareness-Annual grant amount requested: $2,030,921. Date of announcement is scheduled for late may 2008.
Capacity of funding allows for increase in contract workers, staff, tutors, computer purchases, and site coordinator along with evaluation personnel to accomplish the task. Option also calls for service on-site, if can be arranged.