ERIC Number: ED063440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-26
Reference Count: 0
"Into the Mainstream: Bridging the Gap Between Disadvantaged Youth and Other Youth in Metropolitan Washington Area." Final Report.
National Conference of Christians and Jews, Washington, DC.
In January 1969, the National Conference of Christians and Jews developed four programs which were designed to help make it possible for a number of Junior and Senior High School age youths, who were handicapped by both racial and economic isolation, to begin to move into the mainstream of community and school life: Student and Administrator, Police-Youth, Socio-drama, and Career Exposure. The programs were based on the assumption that economic and racial isolation among youths adversely affected their motivation, school attendance, civic and community responsibilities, and, especially, their concept of self. Therefore, the programs had two purposes: (1) to more effectively bridge the gap between youths who are behaviorally disordered by reason of racial and/or economic isolation and youths in the Metropolitan Washington area who do not suffer from these handicaps; and, (2) to further the understanding of the problems faced by disadvantaged youths by other youths, adults, and by those institutions that have a responsibility to serve youth effectively. The overall project is guided by an Advisory Committee, which is composed of Junior and Senior High School age youths, community leaders, educators, manpower specialists, and policemen. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: National Conference of Christians and Jews, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: District of Columbia