ERIC Number: ED042441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
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The Summer Readiness Program: Neighborhood Youth Corps at Santa Barbara City College.
Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Research and Development.
In conjunction with the regular 1970 summer session, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) sponsored a developmental program for disadvantaged minority students. Fifty-two students participated, 34 financially supported by the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and 18 others with similar backgrounds and characteristics. The minority students were enrolled in courses open to the entire SBCC student body; their experiences differed only in that they were provided assistance from the school's tutorial center. Student characteristics included School and College Ability Test scores below the fifteenth percentile on all tests, and tendencies toward both low self-concept in areas related to academi c achievement and relatively low interest in traditional occupational programs. At the conclusion of the summer session, 46 of these students had completed the program, with 88 per cent of them achieving a GPA above 2.0. In addition, of the seven high school juniors in the program, six remained to achieve a mean GPA of 2.86. In terms of mean GPA, the performance of these students was identical with the performance of SBCC Students enrolled in the Spring 1970 semester. To conclude, the summer 1970 program indicates not only that minority disadvantaged students can be recruited and encouraged to take higher education, but also that financial aid and tutorial services can have a marked impact on their persistence and performance. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Research and Development.