Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, July 5, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS AWARDS $340,000 IN YOUTH CRIME PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION GRANTS TO PUEBLO COUNTY
Governor awards close to $8 million statewide in YCPI grants
DENVER Governor Bill Owens has awarded $7.9 million statewide in Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention (YCPI) grants to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence. Pueblo County organizations and programs received $340,000.
"These monies will go toward helping to address violence and criminal activity among youth in Colorado," said Gov. Owens. "The organizations that are receiving funding will serve thousands of young people and their families through prevention and intervention programs."
The following Pueblo County organizations and programs are YCPI recipients for fiscal year 2000-2001:
Boys and Girls Club of Pueblo County, Inc.: Eastside Center
Program Description: Targets youth ages 5-15 that are predominantly disadvantaged minorities. Services include education, prevention, career development, and leadership.
City of Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department: Parks Athletic League
Program Description: Serves boys and girls with daily after-school boxing and attendance to matches on the weekends. The computer lab is open to assist with tutoring. The summer recreation program is available daily offering recreational and community projects.
Concerned Parents of Pueblo, Inc.: Youth Incentive Program Awarded
Program Description: Serves youth ages 12-18 in Pueblos low-income community through community service and violence prevention services. The components include a youth incentive program, graffiti removal, senior support, workshops, tutoring, and a youth violence prevention hotline.
Guadalupe Dancers, Inc. of Pueblo: Guadalupe Dancers Development Project
Program Description: Serves high-risk youth ages 5-10 with positive alternative activities that continue to stimulate their learning ability, both at school and in dance instruction. The program strives to provide youth with skills that will help them stay on a positive track and enhance their cultural awareness and identity.
La Gente Youth Sports: Outdoor Adventures Awarded $20,000.
Program Description: Designed to give at-risk youth opportunities for positive experiences with organized athletics as well as outdoor excursions. The program strives to prevent youth from involvement in gangs.
Pathways For Youth, Inc.: Pride Program Awarded $42,000.
Program Description: Offers different services to minimize the risk of out-of-home placement for youth with delinquency problems. Services include family assessments, group and individual counseling, parenting workshops, family activities, tutoring and academic support, mentoring, substance abuse education/counseling, health and pregnancy education, and leadership workshops.
Pueblo Community College Adult Basic Education Program: Community Based
Reading Program Awarded $50,000.
Program Description: Serves 150 youths ages 6-22 who are at risk and below the literacy level for their age. The students receive 20-80 hours of instruction based on need by participating in after-school or reading programs.
Pueblo County United Way: Pueblo Partnership For Families Awarded
Program Description: Serves families through referral continuum care for their 0-8 year olds. The program provides a warm welcome program for the newborns and family strengthening outreach to families.
South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SC BOCES):
Parents Are Teachers Awarded $30,000.
Program Description: Serves families with children ages 0-3. The parents concentrate on upgrading their education and parenting skills.
The Youth Crime Prevention and Intervention Grant program provides funding for community based programs that target youth and their families for prevention and intervention services in an effort to reduce incidents of youth crime and violence.
In 1994, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation that created the YCPI program. The grants will be distributed August 1.
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