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ERIC Number: ED002402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 23
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MOTT PROGRAM SUMMARIES (TITLE SUPPLIED).
Flint Board of Education, MI.
THE BETTER TOMORROW FOR THE URBAN CHILD PROGRAM (BTU) ATTEMPTS TO HELP INNER-CITY CHILDREN BECOME MORE EFFECTIVE CITIZENS, BOTH EDUCATIONALLY AND SOCIALLY, THROUGH THE USE OF ADDITIONAL HUMAN AND MATERIAL RESOURCES. THE GOALS ARE TO RAISE THE LEVEL OF SCHOOL READINESS, TO DEVELOP A GREATER MOTIVATION FOR LEARNING, AND TO IMPROVE STUDENT SELF-IMAGE AND PERFORMANCE. INVOLVED ARE A PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAM, INSERVICE TRAINING, A HEALTH PROGRAM, CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, ENRICHMENT THROUGH THE COMMUNITY-SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIRECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES. SERVING AS A PART-TIME TEACHER IN MOST SCHOOLS, HE BEGINS HIS DAY AT NOON AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. HE IS INVOLVED WITH THE AREAS OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, ADULT EDUCATION, AREA IMPROVEMENT, ENRICHMENT COURSES, RETRAINING FOR JOB UPGRADING, INTERRACIAL HARMONY, AND RECREATION AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS. THE PERSONALIZED CURRICULUM PROGRAM ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO REMAIN IN SCHOOL, INTRODUCES THEM TO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND IMPROVES THEIR BASIC ACADEMIC SKILLS. THE REGIONAL COUNSELING TEAM (THE PRINCIPAL, DEANS OF STUDENTS AND COUNSELING, VISITING TEACHERS, THE NURSE COUNSELOR, POLICE COUNSELOR AND THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DIRECTOR) UNITE THEIR ABILITIES TO HELP STUDENTS HAVING ACADEMIC, PERSONAL OR SOCIAL PROBLEMS. THE STEPPING STONE PROGRAM ENCOURAGES INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS AMONG GIRLS FROM THE FIFTH GRADE THROUGH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. THE POLICE SCHOOL LIASON PROGRAM ATTEMPTS TO DETECT AND PREVENT CRIME AND TO IDENTIFY AND HELP STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL ACADEMIC, HEALTH, SOCIAL OR MORAL PROBLEMS. OTHER PROGRAMS DESCRIBED ARE THE BIG BROTHER PROGRAM, THE MOTT SUMMER CAMP, THE SCHOOL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM, AND THE PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM. GENERAL DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICAL DATA OF FLINT, MICHIGAN, ARE APPENDED.
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Authoring Institution: Flint Board of Education, MI.
Identifiers: Michigan (Flint); MOTT FOUNDATION