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October 28, 2005

Funding Available For Groups Working With 9/11-Affected Teens

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking proposals from schools and community-based programs to become project sites in Youth Building Resilience Post 9/11, a program designed to build the resilience of those New Jersey youth who were most directly exposed to and affected by the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Ten selected sites will receive training and support for youth participants and adult facilitators as well as $5,000 to fund project implementation. 
Working in partnership with adult advisors, youth will reflect on the strengths they use to cope with difficult times and share what they’ve learned by creating resilience-building messages, resources, and outreach campaigns for other adolescents. Youth participants will develop leadership skills such as public speaking, teamwork, and media relations skills.

This one-year program will serve youth, ages 12-18, in northern New Jersey Counties that were highly impacted by the attacks.

Youth Building Resilience is supported by a September 11 recovery grant from the American Red Cross Liberty Disaster Relief Fund.

For more information, please read the application materials, attached below, and available at www.ncvc.org/teens, or contact Mitru Ciarlante, Program Associate at the National Center for Victims of Crime, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 480, Washington, DC, 20036; 1-202-467-8743; youthresilience@ncvc.org. Support and referrals are also available at the National Center helpline, 1-800-FYI-CALL, or e-mail, gethelp@ncvc.org.

Application Materials:

Youth Building Resilience Post 9/11 -- Application to Be a Project Site

Youth Building Resilience Post 9/11 -- Memorandum of Understanding