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  • 1. A comprehensive approach to addressing truancy, drop-out prevention and gang prevention in the Durham community
  • 2. OUR MISSION:
    • To provide integrated, community-based services that holistically support the needs of Durham’s disconnected youth to enable graduation from high school ready for success in college, career and life.
  • 3. Through the work of DARYC, families, schools and the community unite to provide a coordinated network of integrated services that motivate youth to build skills and healthy behaviors in order to graduate from high school well prepared for college, work and life. Youth will be provided opportunities to contribute in affirmative ways that will foster self-confidence, connectedness, empowerment and positive development
  • 4. DARYC HISTORICAL TIMELINE
  • 5. Collaborative Infrastructure: Executive Director Contracted Service Providers for Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Case Manager Community Resource Specialist Executive Assistant
  • 6. DARYC Agency Commonalities: (reasons why agencies pulled together)
    • RESPONSIBILITY + ACCOUNTABILITY
    • MAXIMIZE/SHARE RESOURCES
    • UTILIZE COLLABORATIVE MODEL WITH FUNDING SOURCES
    • CREATE CONTINUUM OF SERVICES
    • ENHANCE PROFICIENCY OF SERVICES FOR YOUTH
  • 7. DARYC Member Agencies:
    • Restoration Institute for Leaders [RIL]
    • Year of Opportunity for Durham Youth
    • [YO: Durham]
    • African-American Male Leadership Academy [AAMLA]
    • Personal Responsibility to Overcome with Understanding and Determination [PROUD]
    • Partners for Youth [PFY]
    • Durham Literacy Center [DLC]
    • Sales and Service Training Center
    • Durham TRY
    • Communities in Schools [CIS]
  • 8. Our Focus:
    • DARYC’s focus is disconnected youth & children ages 6-25 targeting specific risk factors of chronic truancy, high school drop outs, and youth involved in gang activity (victim or offender).
    • The Dropout Prevention Project
    • The Durham Truancy Project
    • The Durham Gang Prevention Initiative
  • 9. RIL AAMLA DURHAM ACHIEVING RESULTS for YOUTH & CHILDREN YO: Durham PROUD Triumph Carolina Outreach DARYC Staff Evaluation Partners (Duke/MDC)
    • Facilitation of Collaborative
    • Grant Research & Development
    • Project Management
    • Build Capacity
    • Training & Technical Assistance
    DPS NCCU DUKE
  • 10. Dropout Prevention Project (2007-2008):
    • The five founding programs received $30,000 each to provide services to youth at risk of dropping out of schools with a graduation rate of 62.5% or less
    • The target goal was to served 100 youth through our continuum of services.
    • Each youth was assessed using a scale for dropping out of school based on the Truancy Tool Kit model.
    • At the end of the project over 160 youth were served with no youth dropping out of school.
  • 11. The Durham Truancy Project As a pilot project DARYC receives referrals from 4 target schools of students that meet the criteria for the study. Upon receiving consent, DARYC conducts the following process. Our goal is to show through consistency, intensity and duration we can divert students at threshold of dropping out of school. Through our collaborative continuum of services we can increase school attachment, promote positive behavior which leads to graduation and thus provides opportunity for post secondary education.
  • 12. DARYC GANG PREVENTION INITIATIVE
    • There are four elements of the Initiative:
    • Facilitation of referrals from the Street Outreach Workers to various community based programs through our Community Resource Specialist
    • Intensive Tutoring Program-our primary prevention effort
    • Program Inventory of Services for gang affiliated youth
    • Convener and Chair of the Gang Prevention Team of the Gang Reduction Strategy
  • 13. Durham’s Gang Reduction Strategy
  • 14. DARYC Project Partners: Durham Truancy Project Gang Prevention Initiative
    • Triumph, LLC
    • PROUD
    • Sales & Service Training Center
    • Restoration Institute for Leaders
    • Partners for Youth
    • African-American Male Leadership Academy
    • YO: Durham
    • PROUD
    • Durham TRY
    • YO: Durham
    • Durham Literacy Center
    • Sales & Service Training Center
    • African-American Male Leadership Academy
    • Measurement Inc.
  • 15. Collaborative PROUD RIL PROUD PFY Student referred to DARYC; receives assessments from staff; CFT convened Enters PROUD’s Girls Program; receives life skills & anger management January 2010 January 2010 Mid March 2010 Due to failed courses-referred to RIL for prep work for summer academy; Continues with PROUD and referred to PFY for female mentor PFY RIL DurhamTRY May 2010 Preliminary interviews conducted for PFY; RIL finalizing paperwork w/DPS; Referred to DurhamTRY for substance abuse education & YES program referral is made RIL PFY Durham TRY June 2010 Enters RIL summer academy Continues w/PFY mentor Attends evening substance Abuse education classes Interviewed for YES program Durham YES August 2010 – December 2010 Completes RIL Completes DurhamTRY Enters YES program & is on task with cohorts for school
  • 16. DARYC Outcomes:
    • Reduce truancy
    • Increase graduation rates
    • Reduce drop outs
    • Empower parents
    • Increase positive behavior
    • Reduce crime
    • Offer a chance – See a change
  • 17. DARYC FUNDING SOURCES:
    • FEDERAL/STATE:
    • NC Governor’s Crime Commission
    • Dept. of Public Instruction (2008)
    • FOUNDATIONS:
    • Z. Smith Reynolds Mary Duke Biddle
    • A.J. Fletcher Morgan Creek
    • Triangle Community Foundation
    • CITY/COUNTY:
    • City of Durham WIA
    • OTHER SUPPORT:
    • Durham Merchants Assoc.
    • DARYC Board of Directors
    • Individual Contributions/Gifts
  • 18. What Makes DARYC Unique? Our Board Members, Program Directors and staff have connections to each of the groups listed. As a result, DARYC brings a level of expertise, skill sets and knowledge of the Durham community efforts to one table. Durham Gang Steering Committee Triangle United Way Durham Youth Council YRBS Steering Committee Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership Systems Of Care Results Based Accountability Criminal Justice Partnership Juvenile Crime Prevention Council DARYC
  • 19. For further information regarding how you can help contact Jim Barbee Executive Director 919-682-3000 [email_address] or visit our website www.daryc.org