Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $400,000)
The Urban League of Broward County (ULBC) respectfully requests $400,000 over three years from October 2024 through September 2026t to support the development of the Broward County Youth Hate Crime Education and Prevention program. This project will focus on youth, and the broader community, throughout Broward County. The program will be hosted at the Urban League of Broward County located in Fort Lauderdale, This program includes several components: A) the Development of youth-focused collateral material educating the community about the impact of hate crimes in Broward County, ways to report hate crimes, and resources available to those who are victimized; b) Developing and conducting presentations to students and parents at schools, youth programs, churches and other venues about hate crimes; C) Host an annual Youth Hate Crimes Justice Day highlighting the impact of hate crimes on the community and bringing together law enforcement with the broader community to build trust and relationship and increase the willingness of those impacted by hate crimes to report it.
This program will not only work to address the underreporting of hate-related crime by impacted youth but also work to reduce the overall; prevalence of hate-related crime to build a safer Broward County for its residents to live, work, play and worship.