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Hertford County, 21st Century Family Literacy Center, 2000-2001

Hertford County, 21st Century Family Literacy Center, is a replication of a successful center already in existence in another area of the county. In this county, only 43% of adults have a high school diploma. This is an integrated involvement program for families and their elementary/middle school children who are currently performing below grade level. The center will provide educational materials, after school tutorial training, parent/student computer training, book loans, family reading nights/activities.

Project Coordinator: Janet Jones, Coordinator, 21st Century Family Literacy Center Hertford County Public Schools, PO Box 158, Winton, NC 27986, Phone: 252-332-3960 Funded: $2,000

Johnston County, Family Connection Project, 2002-2003

Johnston County, Family Connection Project, a faith-based program through the St. John A.M. E. Church, focuses on building the family unit and enhancing the educational experiences of youth. The parents of the children who attend this after-school program will receive parent training to address specific family needs. The student participants will participate in group sessions on (1) getting along in the family, (2) study skills; tips on successful test taking, (3) Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Interested adult volunteers will also receive mentoring training in order to mentor one of the participants. A volunteer teacher from the local school will use substance abuse prevention materials to train the parents and will also read with the children and parents children books on issues of being a good friend, alcohol use in the family and how to accept others.

Project Coordinator: Shirley Cohen, St. John A.M.E. Church PO Box 1080, Selma, NC 27577, Phone: 919-934-9810 ext. 234, Funded: $2,000.

Johnston County, Read Along, 2000-2001

Johnston County, Read Along, a school-based, family reading program provides an opportunity for parents and children to spend quality time learning to read together. Reading Specialists, realizing the need for students reading in and out of school, provide helpful hints and reading strategies for parents on how to read to and with their children so that effective learning takes place. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students and their parents come together for an evening of concurrent reading sessions. At the end of the evening, each parent/child is given a bag of Keep Books to emphasize the need of reading together beyond this experience.

Project Coordinator: Patsy Glover, Reading Recovery/Title I Teacher, Benson Elementary School 2040 Hwy. 50 N, Benson, NC 27504, Phone: 919-894-4233, Funded: $1,200

Johnston County, Read Along, 1999-2000

Johnston County, Read Along, is a family reading program that provides an opportunity for parents and children to read together. Reading Specialists teach parents how to read to their children so that effective learning takes place.

Project Coordinator: Ms. Patsy Glover, Benson Elementary School 2040 Hwy. 50 N, Benson, NC 27504, Phone: (919) 894-4233

Pitt County Helping to Encourage Learning and Progress (HELP), 2003-2004

Pitt County Helping to Encourage Learning and Progress (HELP) - 2003-2004 The C.M. Eppes Middle School HELP project is designed to enhance overall student personal/social development and positive student-parent interaction. The goal is to reduce the number of student behavioral/discipline infractions and increase student awareness and skills for prevention of the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs via a parent-student interaction program. The students are identified through the school and are required to attend six weekly sessions during the fall and spring semesters of 2003/04 with a parent or other responsible adult. The sessions cover issues such as understanding the middle school student, helping to resolve conflicts, setting priorities as a student, developing self-esteem and help with homework and test taking.

Contact: Pamela Williamson, C. M. Eppes Middle School, Pitt County Schools, 1100 South Elm Street, Greenville, NC 27834, 252-757-2160, Funded: $800.

Pitt County, Recreational Activities Yield Success (RAYS), 2000-2001

Pitt County, Recreational Activities Yield Success (RAYS). Research shows that juvenile crime tends to be highest in the first few hours right after school. In response, this after-school alternative program is available to any student of this high school wishing to participate. Students from East Carolina University provide support and mentoring through physical activity and tutoring for three hours every weekday. Another component involves a leadership training program, based on a proven curriculum which is application competitive. Participants focus on leadership, healthy living and prevention of ATOD.

Project Coordinator: Dr. Thomas Skalko, Chair, Jennifer Dawson, Graduate Assistant, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, Phone: 252-328-2579 Funded: $1,999

Wake County, Project HOPE (Helping One Person Excel), 2001-2002

Wake County, Project HOPE (Helping One Person Excel), empowers young students to experience a successful school year that includes improved academic performance as well as better relationships within the community. This project addresses the need for children to have a safe place to go after school, especially for those whose parents work. Project HOPE is designed to provide opportunities to improve school success and opportunities to learn behaviors that will foster positive social interaction. The goal is to foster the resiliency of these children to prevent potential negative situations such as school dropout, aggressive behavior and substance abuse. Project Coordinator: David Turpin, SouthLight, Inc. 3117 Poplarwood Court, Suite 326, Raleigh, NC 27604, Phone: 919-787-6131, Funded: $2,000.

Wake County, Betty Shabazz Delta Academy, 1999-2000

Wake County, Computer Smart, 1999-2000

Wake County, Computer Smart, is an after school computer program for court ordered youth. The program provides the youth with an opportunity to learn basic computer skills and apply these skills to specials projects that they present to each other, their families and to other agencies.

Project Coordinator: Ms. E. Denise Briggs, ReEntry, Inc. PO Box 724, Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 856-5591