San Juan County Partnership
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
Since 1991, San Juan County Partnership (SJCP) has focused on substance abuse prevention, the problem identified by formal community needs assessments as the most critical issue in the County. The primary outcome of the project is to improve academic success as a protective factor (prevention strategy) for school-age youth. For service year 08/01/12-07/31/13, 18 members will directly impact program successes by participating in the implementation of substance abuse prevention programs in three areas of member service: teach evidence-based substance abuse prevention curricula to students 3rd-12th grades throughout the County, particularly in the Navajo Nation; work with students at risk for academic failure, grades K-8th, afterschool at two 21st Century Community Learning Center sites in Aztec and a 2-year transitional home for homeless families in Farmington, assisting with homework, providing one-on-one literacy enhancement and implement other academic enrichment activities; mentor as a Big Brother/Big Sister in a Farmington middle school, afterschool and weekends, participating in the Project Venture substance abuse prevention program. All members will plan and participate in a minimum of four national community service events in addition to local community service projects and actively recruit and mobilize a minimum of 54 leveraged community volunteers.