Expanding the Influence of Dale se REAL

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Proposed grant activities will expand the reach, assess the impact, and broaden the scope of the 7th and 8th grade drug resistance and violence reduction curricula Dale se REAL. Project activities seamlessly coordinate with our previous INL efforts through DsR, capitalize on momentum with current schools and organizations, and build on our combined experience developing, implementing, and evaluating drug and violence prevention interventions. Our team has successfully worked in Nicaragua over the past 3 years, including creating the Dale se REAL (DsR) curricula and implementing them with over 1,300 youth in 23 organizations. We will partner with Asociacin Cristiana Tabernculo de Fey Rey de Gloria [Embodied Faith in the Glorious King Christian Association] (ACRISTF), a non-profit Nicaraguan organization dedicated to the development of youth and communities throughout the country. Specific program activities are itemized below and fall under three strategic objectives:
1) Expand the reach of Dale se REAL
a. Assess sustainability of Dale se REAL and factors impacting sustainability
b. Recruit at least 40 organizations in 5 targeted regions of Nicaragua
c. Train 4 trainers and 60 curriculum implementers
d. Deploy curricula to over 3000 youth annually
e. Generate promotional media strategy
2) Assess the impact of Dale se REAL
a. Survey youth in program and non-program organizations both before and after program participation
b. Observe implementation quality
c. Interview a subset of youth to learn how curriculum material are perceive, used, and adapted
d. Analyze data to compare program participants against similar non-participating youth
3) Broaden the scope of Dale se REAL
a. Develop a family-based youth drug and violence prevention intervention that coordinates with existing school-based Dale se REAL

Description

Statement of Work:
Proposed grant activities will expand the reach, assess the impact, and broaden the scope of the 7th and 8th grade drug resistance and violence reduction curricula Dale se REAL (DsR). Project activities seamlessly coordinate with our previous INL efforts, capitalize on momentum with current schools and organizations, and build on our combined experience developing, implementing, and evaluating drug and violence prevention interventions. Our team has successfully worked in Nicaragua over the past 3 years, including creating the culturally grounded Dale se REAL (DsR) program and implementing it with over 1,300 youth in 24 organizations. Many organizations have requested that the program continue and have agreed to work with us in the future (see attached sample support letter), including some of the most prestigious school in Nicaragua. An additional 20 organizations have expressed interest in utilizing DsR in the future. We also heard positive testimonials from youth who participated in the program. To complete grant activities, we will partner with Asociacin Cristiana Tabernculo de Fey Rey de Gloria [Embodied Faith in the Glorious King Christian Association] (ACRISTF), a non-profit Nicaraguan organization dedicated to the development of youth and communities throughout the country. Specific program activities are itemized below and fall under three strategic objectives:
1) Expand the reach of Dale se REAL
1. Assess sustainability of DsR and factors impacting sustainability
2. Recruit at least 40 organizations in 5 targeted regions of Nicaragua
3. Train 5 trainers and 60 curriculum implementers
4. Deploy curricula to over 3000 youth annually
5. Generate a promotional media strategy
2) Assess the impact of Dale se REAL
1. Survey youth in program and non-program organizations both before and after program participation
2. Observe implementation quality
3. Interview a subset of youth to learn how curriculum material are perceived, used, and adapted
4. Analyze data to compare program participants against similar non-participating youth
3) Broaden the scope of Dale se REAL
1. Develop a family-based youth drug and violence prevention intervention that coordinates with existing school-based DsR
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/18/168/19/19

Funding

  • DOS: Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL): $799,913.00

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