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Youth Program Grants

Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II)

Grant Period: 2014-2017

The Youth Empowerment Program II (YEP II) seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority males (10-18 years) at risk for violence and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
The YEP II intends to demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of strategic partnerships in improving the health status of at-risk minority male youth by addressing:

  • Youth violence and the resolution of conflicts in a non-violent manner
  • Low educational attainment
  • School suspensions and dropout rates
  • Refusal skills with respect to reduction in substance abuse, counseling and behavioral health
  • Cultural beliefs associated with sexual risk behavior among males
  • Enhancing the community’s capacity to facilitate and sustain mentoring support services for at-risk minority male youth

The initiative will support an evidence-based program aimed at improving the expected life outcomes for at-risk minority male youth.  This program ends August 31, 2017.

Non-Federal YEP II Grantees City State Funding Level
Centro de Salud de la Comunidad de San Ysidro, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer San Ysidro CA $450,000
Friends First, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer Littleton CO $500,000
Louisiana State University and A&M College  Exit Disclaimer Baton Rouge LA $499,953
Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy  Exit Disclaimer Boston MA $449,703
Self Enhancement, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer Portland OR $499,649
Southcoast Hospitals Group  Exit Disclaimer New Bedford MA $496,209
Sunset Park Health Council, Inc.  Exit Disclaimer Brooklyn NY $500,000
Switchboard of Miami Inc.  Exit Disclaimer Miami FL $500,000
Total: $3,895,514 


Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)

Grant Period: 2012-2017

YEP seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in at-risk minority youth 10-18 years of age and provide them with opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.

Grantees City State Funding Level
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton CA $272,644
College of Menominee Nation Keshena WI $290,928
Marquette University Milwaukee WI $299,975
Swarthmore College Swarthmore PA $300,000
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia PA $300,000
University of Utah Salt Lake City UT $300,000
Total:  $1,763,547

Last Modified: 10/2/2018 1:18:00 PM