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Juvenile-based services for prevention, control, or reduction of juvenile delinquency - Boricua College Project Success, NY.

1 recipient will receive $197,000. This is a first-time earmark.
Year Enacted: 2005
Code: 27
Description: Boricua College, in collaboration with the Commissioner of the New York State Education Department, has provided the opportunity for students who do not have a high school diploma or a G.E.D. to enter into institutions of higher education to pursue college level work. This project ┐Project Success/College Prep┐ will identify 150 high school drop outs from the North Brooklyn communities of Williamsburg, Green point, Bushwick and Bedford-Stuyvesant by providing educational opportunities, counseling, experiential learning, positive role models, and training towards college admission and the workplace. The College┐s academic planners will plan a program curriculum using five ways learning models:1) individualized instruction for intellectual development; 2) small group colloquia for affective development and enhancement of values; 3) experiential studies laboratories; 4) theoretical studies and 5) cultural and language studies. The program year will consist of three 13 week cycles of instruction with a cohort of 12-17 students assigned to a faculty facilitator who will be responsible for the oversight of their educational process. Of the 150 participants in the program 80% will demonstrate improved subject competency; 80% will pass the GED or Ability to Benefit exam within the first year; 80% will meet the requirements for admission into college; 75% will receive an AA degree within three years; 80% will receive a BA/BS within three years, and 10-15% who complete one cycle will receive a Baccalaureate degree within 6 years, and 90% will not have become involved in criminal activity throughout their duration of the program.
Beneficiary/Recipient Amount ($K) Program Type Address
Boricua College (81677395) $197 Private Educational Institution
3755 Broadway
New York, NY
Source: Appropriations Report Language - Conference
Reference: Pub. L. No. 108-447
Method: User entered excerpt
Citation Excerpt: $200,000 for the Boricua College Project Success for at-risk youth, NY;

Last Modified: 16-Apr-2007

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