Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

After-school mentoring program for foster youth: A grant proposal project
by Guevara, Natalia, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 80; 1493126
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to design a mentorship program, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund an after-school program for Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) foster youth to increase their chances of becoming college bound. This mentorship program targets eligible youth in the high-risk, Independent Living Program with open cases in the DCFS Santa Fe Springs office.

An extensive literature review increased awareness about the benefits of after-school programs and provided information about evidence-based quality of after-school programs that the grant writer then used to design a best-practices program. A search for potential funding sources via the Internet and grant databases resulted in the selection of the Stuart Foundation as the best funding source for this project. A grant proposal was then written to support an after-school program at the Santa Fe Springs office.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Secondary education
Publication Number: 1493126
ISBN: 978-1-124-62288-0
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