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ERIC Number: ED001574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 15
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CAREERS FOR YOUTH, 1963-64. SUMMARY REPORT.
LABELLE, AGNES
CAREERS FOR YOUTH, IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA, DEVELOPED A PROGRAM TO HELP STUDENTS FULFILL THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL AND THUS BE ABLE TO GET GOOD JOBS. CAUSES THAT HAVE KEPT STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM HAVING A BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING INCLUDED LACK OF MOTIVATION, A LACK OF OPPORTUNITY TO REALIZE FREE ENTERPRISE AND A FAILURE OF THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE AVAILABLE TO THESE PEOPLE EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE ORGANIZATION WAS CONCERNED THAT THE TARGET POPULATION SHOULD ESTABLISH WORTHY GOALS AND RETAIN THEM. THE STAFF OF TWO ADMINISTRATORS AND A SECRETARY WAS SUPPORTED BY TWENTY SCHOOL AND TWENTY NONSCHOOL PEOPLE AND A BOARD OF TWENTY-TWO DIRECTORS. THE CLUB MEMBERS WERE USUALLY SEVENTH OR EIGHTH GRADERS RECOMMENDED BY THEIR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS. THE PROGRAM UTILIZED SIX TECHNIQUES. EMULATION OFFERED THE CHILDREN AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PERSONS WHO HAD SUCCEEDED IN LIFE. INSPIRATION INTRODUCED THE CHILDREN TO THE WORLD OF EMPLOYMENT. PARTICIPATION URGED THE CHILDREN TO PARTAKE OF THE COMMUNITY'S CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL LIFE. EDUCATION PROVIDED THE NEEDY CHILDREN WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF TEXTBOOKS. A CAREER STAFF MEMBER VISITED THE HOME OF A CHILD AS A FRIEND, AS A FRIEND HE COULD OFTEN CHANGE THE ATTITUDES OF PARENTS. CAMPING OFFERED A TEN-DAY EXPERIENCE THAT INCLUDED RECREATION, ARTS AND CRAFTS, AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. ITS PURPOSE WAS TO LET THE CHILDREN BE MOTIVATED BY EXPOSURE TO THE "BETTER LIFE." THE FINAL ATTEMPT OF THE ORGANIZATION WAS TO ENCOURAGE THE LAY AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY'S PRACTICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
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Identifiers: ARIZONA; Arizona (Phoenix)