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File #: 1399-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2021 In control: Education Committee
On agenda: 6/14/2021 Final action: 6/18/2021
Title: To authorize and direct the Director of Education to enter into a grant agreement with the YMCA of Central Ohio for the purpose of supporting the Fresh Start Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $131,450.00 from the Recovery Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($131,450.00)
Attachments: 1. 1399-2021.pdf
Explanation

Background For the past 20 years, the YMCA of Central Ohio has been dedicated to, and significantly engaged with, youth in Franklin County. The organization identifies that there is more work to be done and guidance to be given as gun violence increases, academic successes wane, and youth fall victim to street and drug dealings. These trends are alarming as they increase the chances of both incarceration and learning gaps for youth. It is clear that youth and young adults need academic support, emotional development, and options for success.

The YMCA’s Fresh Start Program will address this need by serving at-risk youth ages 15-18 with social and emotional development, continued education, vocational skills / job acquisition, pro-social activity, social support, substance abuse, and victim awareness.

The Department of Education requests the authority to grant the YMCA, a not for profit organization, funding to support the Fresh Start Program.

Fiscal Impact: This ordinance authorizes an expenditure of up to $131,450.00 from funding provided to the City of Columbus from the American Rescue Plan that was passed by Congress on March 10, 2021 and signed into law on March 11, 2021.

Emergency Designation: Emergency designation is requested to ensure the funding can be provided to the YMCA of Central Ohio Fresh Start Program as soon as possible.

Title

To authorize and direct the Director of Education to enter into a grant agreement with the YMCA of Central Ohio for the purpose of supporting the Fresh Start Program; to authorize the expenditure of up to $131,450.00 from the Recovery Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($131,450.00)


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WHEREAS, the YMCA of Central Ohio has been dedicated and significantly engaged with youth in Franklin County; and

WHEREAS, there is more work to be done and guidance to be given as gun violence increases, academic successes wane, and youth fall victim to street and drug dealings; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pa...

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