CHANDLER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #80, CHANDLER
Located in the Redevelopment Area of Chandler, this collaborative project serves financially and educationallydisadvantaged youth. It will focus on low student achievement through grade eight. In addition, it will reduce student exposure to criminal behavior, drugs, and gangs before and after school, as well as on weekends by providing academic, social, and recreational programs.
GLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #40, GLENDALE
This program will serve four Glendale schools providing well-supervised, mind-engaging education, and social services.
NACO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #23, NACO $122,489
This consortium includes Compañeros, Share America, the Cochise County Health Department, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, and Hirales and Associates. Services -- offered after school, on Saturdays, and during the summer--include tutoring; computer technology; library and literature; recreation and sports; special education; arts and crafts; music; health; peer leadership; drug prevention; violence prevention; parenting; and employment training.
WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #6, PHOENIX
Project EAGLES (Enriched Achievement through Guided Learning Environments) includes literacy education; senior citizens serving as mentors; day care; health, nutrition; social service, recreation, and cultural programs; technology education; parenting education; and services for individuals with disabilities.
PIÑON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #4, PIÑON
The Eagle's Nest program serves the Piñon Unified School District, located in the center of the Navajo Nation. It will significantly expand learning opportunities for children and youths in the community and reduce drug use and violence. Its particular focus is early adolescence and increasing performance on State Academic Standards in core subjects.
GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY, SACATON $450,513
The Gila River Indian Community Learning Centers will serve three elementary schools: the Gila Crossing Community School, the Casa Blanca Community School, and the Blackwater Community School. Its programs will include: academic tutoring; native language and culture; drug and alcohol abuse prevention; parenting and family involvement; and diabetes and nutrition awareness.
WELLTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT #24, WELLTON
The YES (Youth Education Services) for Yuma Project will create learning centers at four schools in this Enterprise Community. Activities will include: tutoring; anti-drug programs; evening and summer arts and recreation; parenting education; and job training.
LUZ ACADEMY OF TUCSON, TUCSON $374,063
The Luz Academy Learning Center, located in a charter school, will oversee four Centers in high-poverty schools in cooperation with numerous community organizations. The programs will provide enrichment activities in core academic subjects as well as tutoring, recreational, and cultural activities.
ROCK POINT COMMUNITY SCHOOL, ROCK POINT $144,629
The Diné Family Learning Center will offer a series of activities designed to assist students in grades six through nine in making a successful transition from childhood to adult membership in the community. Student participation in after-school, weekend, and summer learning opportunities related to twelve culturally appropriate themes is expected to contribute to decreased substance abuse and violent incidents, an increase in academic achievement, and parental involvement in school activities, and the promotion of good health practices for students and their families.
WHITERIVER UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, WHITERIVER
The Whiteriver School District, in collaboration with the Indian Health Services, He alth Authority and Tribal Education, will serve five schools in rural northeast Arizona. Services will include literacy education, integrated education and health services, technology, nutrition and health, and expanded library services.