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Baltimore City Public School System/Universal Classroom Breakfast Program

Two grants to provide gap funding for non-reimbursable breakfasts for the Universal Breakfast Program in classrooms in seven schools during the 2001-2002 school year. The program is part of an ongoing study to determine the long-term effects of students' participation in breakfast in the classroom (as opposed to the cafeteria) on attendance, tardiness, incidence of disciplinary action, academic achievement and the Maryland State Performance and Assessment Program.

Baltimore City Healthy Start, Inc.

Third-year funding of Recovery In Community, a substance abuse prevention and recovery initiative. The purpose of the citywide program is to expand the number of treatment slots and increase the resources and supports available to recovering addicts and their families. By assessing the effectiveness of a comprehensive continuum of community-based supports, the program aims to reduce relapses and drug-related crime.

Baltimore City Health Department

For continued support of ChildSight, a vision screening program for Baltimore City public middle-school students for the 2001-2002 school year. The program, expanding to 40 schools, enables over 12,000 students to be screened for vision correction needs. Free on-site refractive error eye examinations and eyeglasses are available through third-party payments.

The Piney Woods School

To provide scholarships at a boarding school for selected at-risk Baltimore City adolescent male students for the 2001-2002 school year. The grant includes funding for the salary of a retention counselor whose responsibilities are to encourage positive attitudes, appropriate social behavior and academic achievement.

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