ERIC Number: ED059323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Final Evaluation Report of the Benjamin Franklin High School--Urban League Street Academies.
Urban Ed, Inc., New York, NY.
The Street Academy is a program designed to meet the dropout as an individual--to assist, help and support him continually in his daily life. The academies operate from store-fronts located in neighborhoods where there are large concentrations of school dropouts. They are staffed, at the minimum, by a project director, a street worker, and a full-time teacher. Other street workers establish and maintain relationships with youth on street corners and other hangouts. The stated objectives of the program are: (1) establishing rapport with youth who drop out of Benjamin Franklin High School, as well as with those currently in school there but experiencing problems of adjustment and learning; (2) diagnosing and remedying the educational and related deficiencies of those referred, and helping them to return to school or to continue their education in other ways; (3) helping these students to build leadership qualities, and to raise their aspiration levels so they can become more effective in meeting life's problems in the community; and, (4) providing improved teaching techniques, curriculum, and enriched educational services, in addition to a host of other services crucial to survival in the ghetto. Institutional change in the high school and in the central administration was also a broad goal. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Ed, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York; Urban League