ERIC Number: ED247362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
Project STRIVE (Summer Trips Result in Valuable Education). Final Evaluation Report.
Harris, J. John, III; And Others
The 1983 Indianapolis Project STRIVE was designed to address the problem of youth unemployment while increasing opportunities for career education, enhancement of self-esteem, and the development of leadership skills among older adolescents, 16 to 21 years of age. Concurrently STRIVE was designed to provide elementary students with instruction in basic academic skills through an experiential education model utilizing community field experiences. Twenty-five young people participating in the school district's summer employment program were trained as tutors and then used their new skills to engage the elementary students in three days of learning activities each week in preparation for a field trip on the fourth day. Following the field trip, the tutors engaged the students in learning activities which were outgrowths of the trip experience. The evaluation, carried on by means of record analysis, observations, interviews, and questionnaires, concluded that, in general, the project's major goals were achieved. It was recommended, however, that some changes be made in program organization and in training and that, in future years, much more emphasis be placed on the cognitive aspects of the program experience. Appendices to this report contain evaluation materials. (CMG)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning, Field Trips, High School Students, Leadership Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Self Esteem, Summer Programs, Tutors, Work Experience Programs, Youth Employment
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Project STRIVE IN