Tariq Khamisa Foundation
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
TKF's Hope Works Program is a partnership with schools to address education engagement and violence prevention with a mission to reduce destructive youth behavior. CA Dept. of Ed reports for 2009 San Diego County had a truancy rate of 25% and 43,078 suspensions. The expected impacts are mentored youth will improve attendance and decrease behavior infractions. Members are placed at twelve middle schools to mentor 485 youth. Members make weekly contacts in their school, home and community.