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CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR AT-RISK YOUTH

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60715
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD042903
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC.
326 W 12TH AVE EUGENE, OR -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR AT-RISK YOUTH
Agency: HHS
Contract: 1R43HD042903-01
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose developing a specialized career guidance program for at-risk youth. The target populations for this program include disadvantaged teens in foster care, Job Corps, runaway and homeless services, the juvenile justice system, alternative high schools, and teens with learning disabilities. Existing programs are not adapted to the learning needs or life circumstances of at-risk youth. Social service agencies and schools are in urgent need of programs that inform, guide, and engage these teens in the career development process at the most fundamental levels of preparation. The proposed program will offer an attractive and interactive audio-visual environment that gives teens exquisite guided support, simplifies language and concepts, and uses animated "virtual" teens to model the career development process. The program will be browser-based and can be delivered via the Web or CD-ROM. The instructional model for the proposed program is based on Career Information Systems, a nationally recognized resource. In Phase 1, we will develop a component on self-knowledge. In Phase II, we will develop components on occupation exploration, education and training exploration, and decision-making. Product evaluations in both phases will be conducted with at-risk youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA), nationwide.

Principal Investigator:

Caesar Pacifici
5413436636
RESEARCH@NORTHWESTMEDIA.COM

Business Contact:

Lee White
5413436636
RESEARCH@NORTHWESTMEDIA.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC.
NORTHWEST MEDIA, INC. 326 W 12TH AVE EUGENE, OR 97401

EIN/Tax ID: 930907119
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No