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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 5, 2009

Youth Office seeks proposals for youth development program

Selected contractor will focus on computer-based development

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Youth Advocacy Office, a division of the City Manager's Office, has issued a request for proposal for a youth development program targeted at computer-based development, personal development and crime prevention strategies for youth ages 10-17. The proposal is available at http://www.kcmo.org by clicking “Youth” on the right side of the screen and is due by Jan. 20.

The contractor will design, develop and implement a computer-based learning program, work to recruit young people to participate and focus specifically on enhancing social awareness, life-skills, academic literacy, computer literacy, work force readiness, leadership development and crime prevention.

“We are looking for a comprehensive program that offers youth a well-rounded experience, but the technology and computer literacy aspects are the cornerstones of this program,” said Thalia Cherry, youth advocate manager. “In order to thrive in higher education and compete in the professional work force, young people need to have a comfort and competency with computer programs.”

In addition to the program, the contractor will be required to:

- Deliver written work products such as reports, draft and final training curricula, evaluations, presentations, etc., to the City

- Provide a line item budget showing the sources of all resources and expenditures

- Recruit instructors to help facilitate the program

- Complete a quarterly deliverables and reporting schedule.

Full details of all requirements for the program and for the bid process are included in the request for proposal.

For more information, contact Thalia Cherry at (816) 513-1378.

    
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