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SCC Positive Empowered Active Kids (PEAK) Project

Grantee Information

Stone Child College
8294 Upper Box Elder Road,
Box Elder, MT 59521
(406) 395-4875 (Phone)
(406) 395-4876 (Fax)

Stone Child College (SCC) is a tribal college located on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation and has an intimate familiarity with the target population. SCC is a tribally-controlled, accredited community college of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, offering programs of study that can lead to Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees and Certificates.

Grant Project Information

SCC Positive Empowered Active Kids (PEAK) Project
$300,000
Mary St. Pierre
(406) 395-4875
marystpierre2003@yahoo.com

Abstract

Stone Child College serves 523 students- 93 percent are American Indian, 89 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch, 50 percent live below the poverty level, and seasonal unemployment rates have historically been higher than 70 percent. In addition, according to law enforcement and court data, the major social problem on the reservation is substance abuse. The project will provide positive activities for 30 at-risk youth, grades seven through ten, on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation for at least four hours per week during the school year and at least 20 hours per week during the four-week summer session. By providing extracurricular activities, participants will have a multitude of opportunities to develop their academic prowess, life skills, personal development and wellness, cultural appreciation and career development activities. Specifically the project will provide mentoring and tutoring, a drama program, a ropes course and family fun nights. Outcomes include drastically reducing or eliminating high-risk behaviors in the youth of Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation. Performance measures include increased participation in positive, alternative activities that will pull participants away from risky behaviors and increase self-awareness, self-esteem, the ability to cope with stress and emotions, and academic skills. The evaluation is developed to quantitatively and qualitatively measure the outputs and impacts of the program at the beginning, throughout and at the end of the program period. The evaluation will measure the initial position of each participant on the area of focus, their progress during the three-year project and their ending position in 2012.

OMH objective(s) toward which the project's results most contribute:

  • Increased awareness, education, & outreach to address racial/ethnic minority health & health disparities problems



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