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ERIC Number: ED001735
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 44
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A SUGGESTED GUIDANCE PROGRAM FOR COMBATING SCHOOL "DROP-OUTS."
Boys Club of New York, NY.
THE PROBLEM OF SCHOOL DROPOUTS WAS CAUSED BY CONSISTENT FAILURE TO ACHIEVE IN REGULAR SCHOOL WORK, GRADE RETENTION, READING802RETARDATI RETARDATION, AND POOR SELF-IMAGE. THE CLUB'S STAFF WOULD HELP SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THROUGH TEACHING, DIRECTING, AND COUNSELING BOYS IN THE AREAS OF HEALTH, COMPATIBILITY, RESPECT, STAYING IN SCHOOL, PLANNING EDUCATIONAL GOALS, AND DEVELOPING SKILLS THAT COULD BE USED IN ADULT LIFE. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE THE GROUP LEADERS WITH A MORE DEFINITE PROGRAM FOR GUIDANCE. DURING THE SEASON IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE FOR THE LEADER TO TALK TO EACH INDIVIDUAL BOY ABOUT HIS FUTURE PLANS AT LEAST ONCE, SIMILAR MEETINGS SHOULD BE HELD AT THE END OF THE SEASON. FROM MAY TO SEPTEMBER, STAFF MEMBERS SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO STUDY THE RECORD CARDS OF ALL BOYS IN THE CLUB. ALSO OUTLINED TOPICS OF DISCUSSIONS MIGHT BE PREPARED IN ADVANCE AND MADE AVAILABLE TO THE LEADER EVERY MONTH. EDUCATIONAL OR VOCATIONAL FILMS OR LECTURES COULD BE SCHEDULED ONE EVENING A MONTH, OR QUARTERLY. DURING THE YEAR AT LEAST TWO SEMINARS, EACH EXTENDING OVER A 2-DAY OR 3-DAY PERIOD, SHOULD BE HELD. COMPETITIVE ESSAY AND SKIT TOURNAMENTS SHOULD BE HELD, WITH EDUCATION AS ONE OF THE THEMES. "THE BOY'S CLUB RECORD," A MONTHLY PUBLICATION WRITTEN BY AND FOR THE BOYS, WAS FOUND TO BE A GOOD MEDIUM FOR REACHING ALL THE BOYS.
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Authoring Institution: Boys Club of New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)