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National Recreation Foundation Spotlight

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s part of an ongoing series on the National Recreation Foundation
(NRF), Parks & Recreation highlights grant recipients for the foundation's program benefiting at-risk youths. This month features programs from Pennsylvania, Georgia and Illinois.

Byerschool Foundation
Ours for Life College Coach Grant:
$45,000
NRF funding has helped to pilot the
Ours for Life program, which worked
to build the support structures that
will ensure students stay on track for
college graduation. The Ours for Life
program is a product of three years of
dialogue and research, and it included
the creation of ePortfolios and college
plans for every Russell Byers Charter
School (RBCS) student. Specifically,
NRF funds went toward new positions
in the RBCS College Coach team,
which led this charge and served as a
constant resource for students, alumni
and families from the very beginning.
By centralizing the academic, extracurricular and developmental history
of each student starting at 4 years old,
RBCS coaches have been able to effectively work with students, families and
teachers to ensure that students progress to the best schools possible to meet
their individual needs and talents.
Center for America (CFA)
Grant: $85,000
This project worked with five vocational
training and counseling programs that

specialize in at-risk youth across America to produce a peer-to-peer communications campaign in which program
staff shared with students the personal
stories of their success in learning skills
to become skilled workers. CFA staff
work to use electronic and social media
to educate, motivate and empower ordinary Americans to expand vocational
skills, entrepreneurship, freedom and
prosperity. With this grant, they selected five schools where they will support
production work and use video footage
to create additional video and audio
products. These will be distributed in a
national campaign focused on media
recommended by the students to reach
millions of other at-risk youth who are

not aware of similar programs in their
communities. The program encouraged
students to seek out opportunities that
provide attractive pathways to employment, self-respect and independence.
Chicago Project for
Violence Prevention
CeaseFire Grant: $90,000
CeaseFire, an initiative of the Chicago
Project for Violence Prevention, is a
national public health strategy that has
been found to reduce shootings and
killings. The mission of this organization is to work with community and
government partners to reduce violence in all forms, to reduce the rate of
killing in the City of Chicago to equal
or less than the national rate, and to
provide support and guidance to individuals at high risk of involvement
in shootings. As such, CeaseFire is
well-aligned with the mission of creating opportunities for youth to live and
grow in healthier and safer communities by encouraging them to follow a
positive lifestyle. The specific population is low-income, at-risk youth and
young adults. This is the first year of
the NRF grant that supports a Model Site in Chicago's West Humboldt
Park. This program helps work toward CeaseFire's goals of changing
the thinking about violence and how
to approach it, and reducing shootings
and killings within Chicago.

The National Recreation Foundation and NRPA, along with NRPA's predecessor organizations, have had a close working relationship
since 1919. In addition to NRPA, NRF supports many other not-for-profit organizations and government agencies throughout the United States. In 2011-2012, grants were made to 35 programs for a total of $1.7 million. The mission is " to be a life-enhancing force on the
youth of the nation by investing strategically in recreation with a special focus on programs for those who are economically, physically
or mentally disadvantaged. " NRF gives funding priority to organizations working to coordinate efforts among local, state and national
agencies that address this mission, as well as to programs focusing on outcomes leading to significant social change. The foundation
views recreation and the leisure services as a broad and holistic perspective that assists youth at risk by encouraging healthy lifestyles
for all. For more information, visit www.nationalrecreationfoundation.org.

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