This grant provides partial start-up funding for the establishment of a new youth center offering tutoring, career guidance and recreation activities to youth in a rural West Virginia community who are at risk for substance abuse and related destructive behaviors. Services at the center will be provided on a voluntary basis by an array of community organizations and agencies, including local public schools (referrals and volunteer tutoring), the Rotary Club (job shadowing opportunities), the local college (job training and placement), the community health center (prevention and counseling services), and local churches (volunteers and financial support). The center will represent a model of how public, civic and religious organizations in a small rural community can work together to provide positive options to at-risk youth.
Amount Awarded $40,000.00
Awarded on: 2/23/1995
Time frame: 3/1/1995 - 2/28/1997
Grant Number: 26581