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ERIC Number: ED014017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 71
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REPORT ON EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION MANPOWER PROJECT FOR SUMMER YOUTH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM THROUGH YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTERS.
BORSUK, CHARLES S.; NICHOLS, WILLIAM O.
THE 1966 SUMMER YOUTH DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM OPERATED AT 50 YOUTH OPPORTUNITY CENTERS (YOC) IN 22 STATES. DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COMMUNITY YOUTH AND THE YOUTH CENTER, LOCAL PEOPLE ON SUMMER VACATION WERE HIRED TO WORK IN THE PROGRAMS. THEY ACTED AS IN-HOUSE CLERICAL HELP, COMMUNITY WORKERS IN OUTREACH ACTIVITIES, INTERVIEWERS AND JOB DEVELOPERS FOR THE SUMMER PLACEMENT PROGRAM, AND AIDED IN GROUP GUIDANCE TRAINING. THE LATE START OF THE PROGRAM (JULY 1) CREATED SERIOUS HANDICAPS. THE COMMUNITY WORKER PROGRAM SUFFERED FROM LACK OF LEAD-TIME TO SELECT PERSONNEL, AND ONLY ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF APPLICANTS WERE PLACED IN SUMMER JOBS. HOWEVER, THERE WAS SOME REAL SUCCESS. THE YOUTH PROVIDED REAL SERVICE TO THE CENTERS. THE GROUP GUIDANCE CLASSES (CALLED "TIDE" FOR TESTING, INFORMING, DISCUSSING, AND EVALUATING) WERE CONSIDERED AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN PROVIDING ORIENTATION TO THE WORKING WORLD AND EXPLORATION AND CLARIFICATION OF ATTITUDES AND RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT SOME FORM OF SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM BE PART OF YOUTH CENTER SERVICES, AND THAT THE TIDE PROGRAM BE REFINED AND DEMONSTRATED WITH ACCURATE AND TIMELY CONTROLS OVER GRANT-IN-AID PAYMENTS AND REPORTING PROCEDURES AND, IF SUCCESSFUL, BE INCORPORATED AS A REGULAR PART OF MDTA TRAINING. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.; Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
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