ERIC Number: ED055710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Youth Action and Youth Issues in Appalachia. A Report from the Youth Development Leadership Program of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
The Youth Leadership Development Program was established in July 1969 to aid Appalachian communities in encouraging young people in the region to remain in Appalachia, to help build the future, and to become a new generation of leaders. During the summer of 1970, Appalachian Regional Commission assistance enabled more than 500 Appalachian young people to participate as interns in all types of developmental projects in the region via a service-learning approach. Each project involved the participation of the young people in the affairs of the region. This first annual report summarizes some of the philosophy and activities of the program and presents internship evaluations. Also included are discussions of higher education, long-range planning for youth programs on the national and state levels, state youth foundations (a proposed model), Appalachian migration, Appalachian studies programs, and helping Appalachian Vietnam veterans as these considerations relate to preparing Appalachian young people for leadership. A 1970 internship list is appended. (JB)
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Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.