ERIC Number: ED343965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Report to the Legislature on Youth, Employment and Housing Program.
This document summarizes annual reports of two organizations providing specialized education, training, and work experience to targeted youth who have not been effectively served by the current education system in Minnesota. The City, Inc., in Minneapolis, and the Bi-County Community Action Council, Inc. (BI-CAP) in Bemidji, provided programs for youth between the ages of 16 and 21 years who were either out of school or enrolled in school but in danger of dropping out. The City, Inc., is a non-profit social service agency that, in partnership with Project Pride for Living, developed a model program of youth employment and training. The program, "Pride in the City," focuses on furthering employment for at-risk youth and providing affordable housing for low-income or homeless citizens. The seven Native American, one Asian American, and two European American Pride in the City participants earned academic credit while working in house renovation. The BI-CAP program includes classroom education and work experience for dropouts or those who are at risk of dropping out. Work experience includes exploring the world of work during 4 hours weekly of vocational instruction and 16 hours of work with a focus on job readiness skills. Job development and work sites support expansion of residential units. The 32 BI-CAP participants completed renovation or construction of 5 houses. Recommendations for future programs rely on the successes of these initiatives. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Housing, Job Training, Minority Groups, Potential Dropouts, Urban Programs, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Planning Agency, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)