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The 9-10 Online Project

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $178,870)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Discretionary Grants Program (Byrne Discretionary Program) helps local communities improve the capacity of local justice systems and provides for national support efforts. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 08 Congressional Budget. Funds should be used for purposes recommended by Congress.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) District 299 will operate the After School Counts program for a targeted population of 9th and 10th graders at three Chicago high schools located in high-poverty, high-crime communities. Participating students have experienced increases in violence in and out of school and the program provides academic assistance, enrichment activites, and recreation three times per week.

The funds will support literacy activities and Social Emotional Learning, a process that helps students develop life skills, including, among others: establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations constructively and ethically. CPS will also create an online virtual campus--a forum where students can envision the school they want, create strategies to achieve it, and may also anonymously report unsafe or violent situations.


Date Created: September 23, 2008