ERIC Number: ED328118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Project GOLD (Garfield Options for Leadership Development).
This grant proposal describes Project GOLD (Garfield Options for Leadership Development), an after-school and summer program designed to serve African American middle school-aged youth in Richmond, Virginia. The youths are residents of public housing, are primarily from female-headed households, and are typically at least one school year behind their age mates. Program components include: a 6-week summer program to be held at Virginia Commonwealth University, an after-school enrichment program, and a parent education and support program. The program reflects the collaborative efforts of the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, the Garfield Childs Memorial Fund Tutorial Program, and private, community, and state agencies, in an attempt to provide new and challenging opportunities for youth and their parents who reside in high risk environments. The program is based on the conceptual framework of the Athletes Coaching Teens program, which uses a life span developmental model, emphasizes prevention of problem behaviors, and focuses on teaching new skills for living. (JDD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, Behavior Problems, Black Students, College Programs, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Prevention, Economically Disadvantaged, Enrichment Activities, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Low Income Groups, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Poverty Areas, Program Descriptions, Program Proposals, School Community Relationship, Social Support Groups, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond. Dept. of Psychology.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; African Americans; Garfield Options for Leadership Development; Virginia (Richmond)
Note: This report is one of a group gathered by the AASCU/ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project, funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in collaboration with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education. For related documents see HE 024 164-176.