Grants Awarded to Youth Programs
Thanks to Visalia voters, Measure N is providing support to law enforcement, streets and even local youth through the Measure N Youth Grant Program.
Applications were received by numerous agencies with programs or services focused on the youth of Visalia. Once received, the applications were reviewed on whether they hit key markers, such as, targeting at-risk youth in grades 6th through 8th, how they assisted youth in envisioning their future, setting and acheiving goals and more.
After review, the City Council authorized a total of $75,000 in Measure N grant money to five organizations:
Arts Visalia for $5,000
- Arts Visalia will use the funding for scholarships for at-risk youth in grades 6-8 identified and recruited through Family services of Tulare County, Parenting Network and CASA. The youth funded through this grant will attend weekly classes February through June of 2019 and daily classes during the summer of 2019.
Boys & Girls Club of Tulare County for $17,300
- The Boys & Girls Club pans on utilizing the grant for transportation from Divisadero Middle School, Mountain View School, Washington School and Conyer School to the Boys and Girls Club.
ProYouth for $7,700
- ProYouth will utilize the funding to continue programs at the Wittman Center, including the Insight program, which is rooted in gang prevention education, in partnership with law enforcement agencies; and Pathways, which is an eight week project-based learning program that offers activities in computer science, health sciences, agriculture/environmental sciences, and arts/performing sciences.
Turning Point of Central California for $25,000
- Turning Point will expand its current program for at risk youth on Visalia Junior High campuses by 90 minutes per week.
Journey Youth Coalition for $20,000
Journey Youth will use the grant dollars for school outreach, specifically focusing on homeless teens. Journey Youth will also provide assistance to help teens obtain substance abuse treatment and scholarships for youth who are talented in arts, music, and writing.