The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program Incorporated (FWEP) is a youth leadership and development program for African American, at-risk males, ages 12 – 19, located in one of Houston’s most economically depressed neighborhoods , Fifth Ward. FWEP’s core program €˜The School-Based Projects’ defines the holistic approach to youth development and is housed in five schools, two middle and three high schools, in the Houston Independent School District’s (HISD) Northeast District. The youth acquire social and leadership skills through male role models, mentoring techniques, academic support and therapeutic activities. Its mission is to empower boys to become responsible men and productive members of their families and community. This program grant is to assist with the School-Based Project.