Youth-At-Risk Matching Grants

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This line item helps fund activities to prevent youth violence among young people at risk for violence perpetration or victimization. The grant program is one component of a larger set of state strategies to combat youth violence.

The program provides matching grants to non-profits for a range of programs that address gang violence, sexual violence, teen dating issues, bullying and suicide through activities designed to promote the development of positive behaviors and social skills, as well as case management services that connect youth with other support services. The bulk of funding from this line item is earmarked for the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs. Each of these organizations utilizes this funding to provide support to their individual member organizations. Funding from the line item also supports grants to community-based programs across the state.

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