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ERIC Number: ED001788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 10
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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELFARE COUNCEIL OF HENNEPIN COUNTY, INC. SUMMARY REPORT.
HARRIS, LARRY; AND OTHERS
THE COUNCIL WAS AWARDED A 2-YEAR PLANNING GRANT OF NEARLY $150,000 TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN IN MINNEAPOLIS, TO AID STABILITY, AND TO RETARD DELINQUENCY. A COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM SCHOOLS, SOCIAL AGENCIES, CITY, COUNTY, AND STATE GOVERNMENTS, BUSINESS, LABOR, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA STUDIED TWO SELECTED "TARGET AREAS" FOR 2 YEARS. THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WERE PUBLISHED IN "GUIDES FOR ACTION." THE PLANNING COMMITTEE STRESSES PROGRAMS WHICH OPERATE THROUGH EXISTING AGENCIES TO ATTACK THE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY. A $250,000 GRANT WAS AWARDED TO TRANSFORM THESE PLANS INTO A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM OPERATES IN THE AREAS OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT, AGENCIES, EDUCATION, AND VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS. NEIGHBORHOOD SEMINARS HELP YOUTH FIND EMPLOYMENT. EDUCATIONAL ACTION IS BEING TAKEN IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND IN A COMMUNITY NURSERY FOR PRESCHOOL TRAINING. SOCIAL SERVICES HELP RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SITUATIONS. WORKERS HELP MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN FATHERLESS HOMES TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER. VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS INCLUDE MANY ACTIVITIES IN WHICH NONPROFESSIONAL PEOPLE HELP IN REMEDIAL TUTORING. CAMP FIRE GIRLS AND GIRL SCOUTS HAVE EXTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE TARGET AREAS.
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Authoring Institution: Community Health and Welfare Council of Hennepin County Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis); Youth Development Project