There is a huge gap in New York City for vitally needed services for girls, with the area served by Grosvenor Neighborhood House (approximately 96th to 110th Streets on the West Side of Manhattan) reflective of the larger situation. Girls are at increasing risk for negative health outcomes associated by substance use and delinquency and sexual acting out. Targeted gender specific education and support can improve their outcome. This grant provides support to enhance girls programming at the settlement house to form a new, comprehensive initiative. Specifically, they will provide support services to help over 100 at-risk girls, teens and young women ages 8 to 21 to gain knowledge and tools needed to avoid the pitfalls of substance abuse and early pregnancy. This project will help empower participants to make smarter choices in life. Girls and teens will develop more confidence, improve academically, learn to resist negative peer pressure, become more involved in their community and explore a variety of career and college options.
Amount Awarded $40,000.00
Awarded on: 10/10/2002
Time frame: 10/15/2002 - 10/14/2003
Grant Number: 46405