Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2531FY0001

Earth Rangers- "At- Risk Youth" Program Expansion












Alan Rose


Earth Rangers











Project Title:

Earth Rangers- "At- Risk Youth" Program Expansion

Date Submitted:

2/15/01 4:53:17 PM












Walter Campbell














Statewide Interest:

Expand program to allow for more "at risk youth" to participate













Earth Rangers


Alan Rose


2824 NW 118th Drive

Contact Phone:

(954) 755-8079



Coral Springs 33065































Service Area:

Private Organization
















Project Description:








Earth Rangers is a non-profit organization providing school programs targeting at-risk youths of all ages.  The mission of the organization is to provide young people with life-long skills in leadership, values, and knowledge of the environment through appealing activities that are alternatives to drugs, gangs, and crime, while they build team, family and community spirit.  This program is a prevention program that has demonstrated its ability ti decrease truancy, increase students basic academic skills, increase parental involvement with student activities, provide students with motivation to complete their education and participate in community activities.  The program also provides job training and gives disadvantaged students the opportunity to participate in environmental education and personal development programs.  Leadership development is another important component of the program. High school students share their experience and knowledge with junior high and elementary school students through the mentoring program.  This program is currently under the direction of Mr. Allan Rose, a recent recipient of Education Commissioner Charlie Crist, "2001 Business Recognition Award."












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






At-risk youths demonstrate increased awareness of environmental issues, improvements in personal behavior and school attendance, improvements in academic skills and increased community service volunteer hours.  The progran also increases parental participation and increase teacher training and education opportunities.











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Purpose for future year funding:


YesExpansion of program statewide



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