ERIC Number: ED221634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Youth at Risk and Work: New York's Investment in the Future. A Working Paper for the Committee for Public/Private Cooperation for an Institute, March 31-April 1, 1982.
Huntington Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
This report presents graphic and textual information to describe the unemployment problem among New York City's youth at risk, and to explore what might be done to alleviate the problem. Youth at risk are identified as the group of young people (aged 14 to 19) who are functionally illiterate and lack skills for employment. These young people, who are said to be alienated and prone to crime, reportedly comprise 20 percent of New York City's total youth population, a proportion that is expected to double in 5 years. Effective current programs for this group are then examined for the elements that are thought to be responsible for program success in providing education and employment for participants. Eleven elements of success are identified as suitable criteria for deciding how to allocate limited resources to programs. At the same time, impediments to the success of community-based programs are investigated. An assessment of current activities and roles of private foundations, the business sector, and public agencies concerned with the issues and problems of youth at risk provides the basis for the subsequent discussion of possible collaborative efforts between public and private sectors to address the educational and unemployment problems of these youths. (MJL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Business Responsibility, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Employment Opportunities, Federal Aid, Government Role, High Risk Persons, High Risk Students, Individual Characteristics, Nontraditional Education, Private Financial Support, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Huntington Associates, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)