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ERIC Number: ED002453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar-30
Pages: 24
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APPALACHIAN VOLUNTEERS.
COLLEGE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WORKING IN THE ISOLATED AREAS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY HAVE INSTITUTED A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO AID IN THE WAR ON POVERTY. THE APPALACHIAN VOLUNTEERS WERE INITIALLY SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE AREA REDEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION AND BY CONTRIBUTIONS, FROM PRIVATE CORPORATIONS AND FOUNDATIONS, OF MONEY AND MATERIALS. GROUNDWORK HAS BEEN LAID FOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION, HEALTH, RECREATION, AND WELFARE FOR ADULTS AS WELL AS CHILDREN. A PRIMARY GOAL WAS TO INVOLVE LOCAL CITIZENS IN SELF-HELP. MEMBERSHIP IN THE VOLUNTEERS IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS OF ALL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY ARE THUS ABLE TO BE DIRECTLY INVOLVED. ADULT PARTICIPATION INCLUDES PHYSICAL LABOR, THE PREPARATION OF MEALS, AND THE PROVISION OF SHELTER FOR THE STUDENT VOLUNTEERS. THE REMOTE, DILAPIDATED, ONE- AND TWO-ROOM SCHOOLS OF THE AREA ARE PHYSICALLY RENOVATED AND TRANSFORMED INTO COMMUNITY CENTERS. AN ENRICHMENT PROGRAM INCLUDES PROGRAMS IN READING, ARITHMETIC, AND COMMUNICATION, THE PREPARATION OF SPECIAL MATERIALS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP SKILLS, AND PROVISION FOR A TUTORING SERVICE. HEALTH AND RECREATION PROGRAMS, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR HOT LUNCHES AND IMPROVEMENT OF EXISTING WATER SUPPLIES, ARE DEVELOPED. CLASSES IN LITERACY, DOMESTIC SKILLS, HEALTH, AND SANITATION IMPROVEMENT ARE SET UP FOR ADULTS OF THE COMMUNITY.
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Identifiers: APPALACHIAN VOLUNTEERS; KENTUCKY