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File #: 1324-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/10/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/14/2017
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council, in support of their refugee and immigrant outreach and recruitment efforts; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund. ($25,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Michael Stinziano
Attachments: 1. Ord 1324-2017 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes a grant agreement between Columbus City Council and Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council, in support of their refugee and immigrant outreach and recruitment efforts.

The Boy Scouts of America, in partnership with My Project USA, look to bring the Scouting program to the refugee/immigrant population on the west side of Columbus, with future expansion to other areas of the city. The goal of this program partnership is to bring a positive American tradition into these communities and provide safe, structured programming to young males who could otherwise be at risk of exposure to the negative influences of drug use, trafficking, and radicalization. The Scouting program is designed to not only impact that child, but the entire family, providing citizenship education, community service opportunities, life skills, and a sense of belonging in a structured environment. The Boy Scouts will start three Cub Scout Packs initially, serving the neighborhoods of Wedgewood, South Park, and River Point. This could impact upwards of 100 youth immediately, while also allowing local adults to take on leadership roles that will help develop their own interpersonal skills.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with Boy Scouts of America, Simon Kenton Council, in support of their refugee and immigrant outreach and recruitment efforts; and to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund. ($25,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, for over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America have provided programming to boys that instills independence, promotes citizenship, offers community service opportunities, and provides a sense of belonging in a structured environment; and

WHEREAS, the Simon Kenton Council, one of the largest Boy Scouts councils in the nation, delivers the Scouting program to more than 18,...

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