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Family and Community Violence Prevention Program 2003-2006
Cooperative Agreement OMH Grantee - Louisiana, Baton Rouge

The Southern University Family and Community Violence Prevention Program targets at-risk youth and families living in the inner city of North Baton Rouge, a high crime, high drug, low economic community.

Family and Community Violence Prevention Program

LOUISIANA


Southern University at Baton Rouge
Southern University Branch

P.O. Box 10051
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Phone: (225) 771-5095
Fax: (225) 771-5675
Title: Southern University Family and Community Violence Prevention Program
Project Period: 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
FLC Director: Mary E. Joseph
Target Group: Youth 5-17


The Southern University Family and Community Violence Prevention Program targets at-risk youth and families living in the inner city of North Baton Rouge, a high crime, high drug, low economic community. The program works with 35 African American youth, 15 who are between the ages of 5-11, and 20 aged 12-17. The major components of the program are the After-School Tutorial (geared to the two distinct age groups), the Saturday Academy, a Summer Institute, and a Parent University. The After-School Tutorial Program provides participants with tutoring and homework assistance in the following areas: study skills enhancement, standardized test preparation, math and reading enrichment, and problem solving techniques. The academic portion is followed a variety of personal development activities including anger management, conflict resolution, mediation skills, communications skills, drug awareness, and family bonding. The Saturday Academy involves an eight-hour session held once per month. Each session includes activities related to career development and cultural and recreational enrichment such as: resume writing, job shadowing, cultural field trips, and rap sessions. The Summer Institute provides participants with a four-week experience that integrates academic, personal, career, cultural, and recreational development activities. Participants spend each week day during the Institute participating in one of these activities on the Southern University campus. The Parent University component consists of monthly parenting workshops, field trips, and other special activities designed to improve family relationships and strengthen family ties. University students serve as mentors to program participants.



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