ERIC Number: ED066153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Summer Readiness Program: NYC Goes to College, Summer 1972.
MacMillan, Thomas F.; And Others
The Summer Readiness Program, sponsored by Santa Barbara City College (California) and Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) is an orientation program for disadvantaged students. The 65 students enrolled during summer 1972 were given tutorial assistance and group-counseling and were placed in part-time jobs. In addition to making recommendations, one purpose of this study was to provide data concerning student demographic characteristics, academic aptitude, persistence, and performance. Some findings were that: (1) 58% of the students were Chicano, 25% were Black, and 17% were Caucasian; (2) family income was less than $5,000 for 78% of the student families; (3) average family size was 5.5; (4) academic aptitude as reflected by SCAT total score approached the fortieth percentile; (5) 91% of the enrolled students completed the summer session; and (6) all of the NYC students plan to continue their education in the fall. Opinions were solicited from the NYC campus staff and students as part of the program evaluation and the following recommendations were made: (1) early and regular contact should be maintained between college and NYC staff; (2) all pre-counseling should occur before registration; (3) NYC students should meet as a group at least bi-weekly; (4) a college counselor should be assigned to the program; (5) students should be assigned jobs related to their career objectives; and (6) an orientation should be provided for summer faculty concerning the nature of the NYC program. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA. Office of Research and Development.