Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The California Endowment and Kern County Superintendent of Schools propose a statewide partnership in which AmeriCorps Members mentor more than 2,000 disadvantaged youth in 14 low-income communities as part of an innovative health initiative. Of the youth living in these communities, 65-80% do not feel safe at school. AmeriCorps Members will deliver high-quality mentorships to reduce aggression and disciplinary actions in more than 1,000 youth, thereby reducing violent behaviors.