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Family and Community Violence Prevention Program 2003-2006
Cooperative Agreement OMH Grantee - Missouri

The Lincoln University Multi-cultural Assistance Program partners with community organizations to address issues of youth violence and poor academic performance of minority youth.

Family and Community Violence Prevention Program

MISSOURI


Lincoln University
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029
Phone: (573) 681-5489
Fax: (573) 681-5488
Title: Lincoln University Multi-cultural Assistance Program
Project Period: 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
FLC Director: Kojo Quartey, Ph.D.
Target Group: Students 10-18


The Lincoln University Multi-cultural Assistance Program partners with community organizations to address issues of youth violence and poor academic performance of minority youth. The program targets youth residing within a 10 mile radius of the University and provides services to 50 multicultural/multiethnic youth selected from individuals recommended by the school system, juvenile services, and other partners. The curriculum focuses on the talents and skills (e.g., leadership abilities and entrepreneurship) of the youth. In-school activities are held during the fall and spring semesters at six public institutions, all within two miles of the University, that cater to 10-18 year-olds. Activities include tutoring, group mentoring, and seminars. After-school activities include tutoring and career, personal, cultural, recreational and family bonding activities. Twice-monthly weekend activities involve family activities and experiential learning, such as seminars on drug awareness and substance abuse, visits to local firms to explore career options, organized sports, cultural presentations, and appearances at a local radio and television station for the youth to conduct programs and showcase their knowledge and talents. The Summer Business Information Technology Institute provides students completing the sophomore and junior years with a first-hand view of career opportunities. A six-week summer class includes a focus on areas such as entrepreneurship, English, mathematics, language art, culture, career development, interviewing skills, resume preparation, personal financial management, multimedia training, and basic economics. University students, community volunteers, teachers, and peer tutors and mentors assist in program activities. A Youth Advisory Council consists of representatives from each of the targeted age groups; and the Advisory Board includes two representatives each from the youth and their parents, along with a number of community partners, including the city schools.



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