ERIC Number: ED328130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Penn State-Behrend/Diehl Elementary School Adopt-A-School Program.
Trenkle, Mari R.
This paper describes a cooperative project between Pennsylvania State University (Behrend College) and an Erie, Pennsylvania, elementary school which attempted to provide academic enrichment for low-income elementary students, faculty, and staff while providing opportunities for community service to Behrend students, faculty, and staff. The project utilizes special activities and personal attention in school-wide activities, an individual tutoring program, and the Behrend Adopt-A-School Program in which student clubs and organizations provide services to specific classes. Project activities have included a "Student of the Week" program, athletic demonstrations, concerts, a pen pal program, a Homework Help Night, field trips, and a Career Week. Two innovative, more structured activities are being implemented in 1990-91. They are systematic weekly tutoring by 45 Behrend students and a more formal Adopt-A-Class program. Evaluation in terms of grades, achievement scores, attendance, and student attitudes is planned. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Erie. Behrend Coll.
Identifiers: AASCU ERIC Model Programs Inventory Project; Adopt A School; Erie City School District PA; Pennsylvania State University Behrend Campus
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 024 163-176.