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Eisenhower Foundation Quantum Opportunities Program Replication, Toledo, Ohio

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $536,609)

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.

The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation will replicate the scientifically proven Quantum Opportunities Program model in Toledo, OH. The program is designed to create multiple positive outcomes among a cohort of at-risk high school students over a four-year period. The Quantum Opportunities Program serves youth, ages thirteen through eighteen, who are most at risk of dropping out of school and becoming enmeshed with the juvenile justice system. Quantum Opportunities is a widely praised program for high-school aged youth and provides computer-based, remedial education and adult mentoring. The project address youth at risk of dropping out of school and becoming involved in the criminal justice system, and for whom traditional tutoring programs fail. The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation selects high school students ranked at the bottom of their freshman class and works with them intensively over the entire four years of high school.


Date Created: September 10, 2008