08-12-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #15


Title
Boys and Girls Clubs Mentoring Services

Discussion
The Boys and Girls Clubs Mentoring program is funded from an annual allocation from CRHB 5100 Specific Appropriation 91 for the purpose of providing intensive tutoring and one-on-one mentoring to young readers who attend Mims and Sabal Elementary Schools. Brevard is eligible due to partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The tutoring and mentoring takes place at the Mims and Temple Terrace Boys and Girls Club sites in an after school setting. All students are eligible to participate but special focus is on at risk students who read in the lower 25% of FCAT scores. Curriculum and methods include the Power Hour tutoring program, computer aided instruction, one-on-one mentoring, Project Learn, Club Tech, Goals for Growth, and Money Matters. Additional benefits from this project include improving self-esteem, behavior, school attendance, personal goal setting, and financial literacy.   Notice of the RFA was July 23 with a submission deadline on July 31, 2008. No matching funds or direct expenditures by the District are required.

Recommendation

Approve the writing and submission of a legislative allocation non-competitive grant application..  



Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 8/12/2008

Authority for Action
Florida Legislation Special allocation HB 5100 91

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Operating - Grant

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
0925,484no100na004655900312000

Contact
Dr. Sherry Meaders, Grant Development Office, ext. 374


Attachment:  DOE100A - Cover Sheet Form FINAL.pdf