ERIC Number: ED032491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The YMCA in the Next Decade: Is this Where We Want to Be?
Hardy, James M.
This paper aims at projecting present Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) trends into the 1970's so that association leaders can assess these directions in the light of societal conditions predicted for the 1970's, determine which trends should be changed, and identify the kind of intervention necessary to effect such changes. Projection is done through demographic data on the United States (U.S.) and data on the YMCA for 1957 through 1975. In general, the method of duplicating gains and losses is used. There are three major content sections: the first projects demographic data which provide an overview of the U.S. in the 1970's and includes projections which have direct implications for the YMCA, namely, those concerning population, families, education and occupation, distribution and income, mobility, urbanization, and the economy; the second deals with the YMCA in the 1970's and consists of organizational projections concerning constituency, leadership, finance and program; and the third examines the implications of the projections and raises a series of questions that appear important for planning by the YMCA leaders in the next decade. (nl)
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Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Young Mens Christian Association