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

The overall goal of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Family Life Center is to prevent community violence through a year round program offering academic, personal, cultural, recreational and career development activities.

Family and Community Violence Prevention Program

NORTH CAROLINA


University of North Carolina at Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 521-6489
Fax: (910) 522-5780
Title: University of North Carolina at Pembroke Family Life Center
Project Period: 08/01/03 - 07/31/06
FLC Director: Melanie C. Locklear
Target Group: Students 11-14/Grades 6-8


The overall goal of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Family Life Center is to prevent community violence through a year round program offering academic, personal, cultural, recreational and career development activities. The program targets 50 youth attending Red Springs Middle School and the Communities in Schools (CIS) Academy program in Pembroke who demonstrate behaviors indicating they are at risk for violence. The program consists of three components - after-school and CIS Academy, Super Saturdays, and the Summer Institute. The after-school component is held for three hours Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and incorporates personal, academic, culture/recreational and career development. The youth receive enrichment in basic math and language arts skills. Sessions also focus on addressing social skills in need of enhancement through behavior modification, journal, writing, life skills, and role play. The CIS Academy program takes place during the school day on Wednesdays and works on the components of academic development, career development, cultural enrichment, personal development, and recreational development. Super Saturdays take place on the third Saturday of each month during the academic year. Youth participate in recreational activities that incorporate team building techniques and leadership skills. Once a quarter, Super Saturday involves a day-long trip to museums, cultural festivals and/or outdoor dramas. Super Saturday also gives youth the opportunity to cash in their "Behavior Bucks" (points awarded for good behavior) at the "Reward Store." The three and one-half week Summer Institute and provides youth hands-on creative opportunities to build upon the academic, cultural, career and personal development skills acquired during the academic year. Through this project, youth learn to budget, plan menus, test foods, advertise, cook, set up, and serve customers at the restaurant in the UNCP Baptist Student Union building.



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