Model Program

Unique Blend Of Young Men

1740 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901

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Contact Information:
Mr. Larry Fryer, Reverend
Graduation Coach
706.737.7250
fryerla@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention
Recovery/Reentry

Boys

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School

Inner City

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

African-American
White

Description:

This program is basically designed to aid the young men and encourage academics, positive behavior and attendance through incentives, Paine College student involvement and many other contributing factors. The Judge Not Program sponsored by area Judges like Judges Caryle Overstreet, Carl Brown, Willie Saunders, David Roper and some West Augusta Judges and William Blanchard has helped greatly.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Adult Education, Attendance/Truancy, Behavior Management/Discipline, Bullying/Violence, Career Education, Charter School, Community Collaboration, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Family/Parental Involvement, Homeless, Mentoring/Tutoring, Students with Disabilities, Substance Abuse

Strategies for Locating Students:
Unspecified

Starting Date: 2007
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Reenrolled Students with Disabilities: N/A
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • High-risk social behavior
  • Highly socially active outside of school
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low education level of parents
  • Not living with both natural parents
  • Family disruption

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios
  • Race/ethnicity

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Youth social attitudes

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

Competence

  • Social competencies

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Optimism

  • Optimistic

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is less than $25,000 or $500 - $1000 per student.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Faith Based Organizations
Donations
Organizations/Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Volunteers
Social Workers

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Thumbs-Up Community Center, Inc., Judge Not, 100 Black Men, Dads in Action

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level