Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Rutgers requests funding for the Academic Mentoring Program: Leading and Inspiring Foster care Youth (AMPLIFY). The program will train AmeriCorps members to provide mentoring and tutoring for up to 250 current/former foster youth in high school. Its aim will be to promote self-development, while improving grades, standardized test scores, high school completion & postsecondary enrollment. The program site is Camden County, NJ, one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in the nation.