The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation

For Support Of Quantum Opportunities, To Improve Academic Success Among High Risk Inner City Youth

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/21/2016
  • Term
    48 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
The Quantum Opportunities Program aims to improve academic success, high school graduation, and college acceptance among high risk inner city African-American and Latino youth. Launched in five pilot sites in 2009, with funding from the Department of Justice, Quantum’s interventions include individual and group mentoring, tutoring and homework assistance, life skills training, college preparation, youth leadership training, and modest stipends for participation. Following pilot program completion, 43 percent of Quantum participants enrolled in college, versus 19.5 percent of the control group—resulting in Quantum’s designation as a national model by the Department of Justice, Child Trends, and the National Mentoring Resource Center. This grant will support replication and further assessment of Quantum’s program in four to six additional geographies, each working with 30 at-risk minority youth throughout all four years of high school.
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for support of Quantum Opportunities, to improve academic success among high risk inner city youth  
The Quantum Opportunities Program aims to improve academic success, high school graduation, and college acceptance among high risk inner city African-American and Latino youth. Launched in five pilot sites in 2009, with funding from the Department of Justice, Quantum’s interventions include individual and group mentoring, tutoring and homework assistance, life skills training, college preparation, youth leadership training, and modest stipends for participation. Following pilot program completion, 43 percent of Quantum participants enrolled in college, versus 19.5 percent of the control group—resulting in Quantum’s designation as a national model by the Department of Justice, Child Trends, and the National Mentoring Resource Center. This grant will support replication and further assessment of Quantum’s program in four to six additional geographies, each working with 30 at-risk minority youth throughout all four years of high school.

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