ERIC Number: ED060163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
NYC Summer Pilot Project. Preliminary, Interim, and Final Reports.
Sarthory, Joseph A.
The Neighborhood Youth Corp projects, a pilot program funded by the Department of Labor Manpower Development and Training Act, enrolled 81 economically disadvantaged high school students in a program involving summer employment, educational and social enrichment, and familiarization with the world of work. The primary purpose of the program was to prevent participants from dropping out of high school unprepared for future employment, by providing them with a meaningful secondary education program. The students spent the first two weeks of the summer of 1970 on the Kansas State University campus where, along with their teachers and supervisors, they went through a program of orientation and sensitivity training. Then they split into six teams to work at nonprofit institutions and for governmental agencies. Each team included two teachers and a college-age youth to assist. In regard to the dormitory phase, some staff were not ready to accept the enrollees, nor were the university dormitory staff or occupants, and the enrollees not ready to accept any of them. Lack of authority, administrative trivia, and unfamiliarity with an unstructured situation hindered the organization of the project. However, many goals were reached. A follow-up phase including individual and group counseling was initiated at the beginning of the following school year. [Due to the quality of the original, parts of this document will not be clearly legible on reproduction.] (JM)
Descriptors: Attendance Records, Compensatory Education, Counseling Services, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Enrichment Activities, High School Students, Labor Force Development, Program Evaluation, Summer Programs, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan.
Identifiers: Kansas; Neighborhood Youth Corps