Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
An estimated 880 RSVP volunteers will serve. They will serve as tutor and mentors to children, provide Disaster Education and Nutrition and Health Education to children through seniors, Beginning Alcohol and Addictions Basic Education Studies (BABES) to grade school children, deliver home meals to the home bound, Money Management to seniors, Inmate tutoring and mentoring, and Educational Programs in the jail. Through a network of over 130 volunteer stations.
The primary focus area of this project is Healthy Futures. At the end of the 12-month performance period, the seniors and children's quality of life will improve because of the education they received. Volunteers will also be tutoring and mentoring in the schools, working with seniors with the Money Management program, the Meals on Wheels Program. RSVP Volunteers will also be providing Disaster Education; the education the individuals receive will demonstrate they have gained confidence to make an informed decision after participating in the disaster training. The children that are tutored will demonstrate increased confidence in reading. The Reality Program will prepare students for life after high school, whether they are going to college or joining the work force they will understand how to budget their money to cover all expenses. The education the detainees receive will give them the knowledge and confidence to make a better life for themselves and their families after incarceration.
The CNCS federal investment of $159,054, along with non-federal resources will be supplemented by $48,173.