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.
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.
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.
In support of the Baltimore Stars Coalition's participation in the 2001 Amateur Athletic Union boys' national basketball tournament.
Toward costs of staffing to assist incarcerated fathers file for modifications of child support payments.
For expansion of the program to recruit, select, train and provide ongoing support for 100 Teach For America corps members. Recent college graduates are then placed in 34 Baltimore City public schools.
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.
In support of the SuperKids Camp 2001, a six-week summer school educational, cultural and recreational program for inner-city Baltimore City public school students entering third grade who are performing below grade level.
For the implementation of the Get Ready to Read! assessment tool in the Baltimore County Head Start Centers, designed to determine extent of the children's reading readiness.
Toward expenses of the Jumpstart Program, a work-study education program for college students to tutor preschool children in an effort to improve academic achievement.