ERIC Number: ED359673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Leadership 2000: Howard University Youth Leadership Program.
Walker, Sylvia; Kaur, Satwant
The purpose of the Bridges to Leadership 2000 program is to implement a service delivery model for economically disadvantaged and minority youth with disabilities, from ages 11 to 21. The program is conducted with the help of the Howard University Research and Training Center for Access to Rehabilitation and Economic Opportunity, and is being carried out in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Michigan, Georgia, New York, and California. The program provides role models, mentorship, and work orientation to enable participants to increase their social and work-related skills. Experiences are designed to bring about increased confidence, information about the world of work, and positive self-concepts. In addition to monthly meetings, special events are organized throughout the year. Other features of the program include the integration of disabled and nondisabled students, the Annual Career Day Conference, special achievement incentives, networking and collaboration, and assistance in finding summer employment. (JDD)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Career Development, Disabilities, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Programs, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Competence, Job Skills, Mentors, Minority Group Children, Models, Program Development, Role Models, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Social Integration, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bridges to Leadership 2000
Note: In: Future Frontiers in the Employment of Minority Persons with Disabilities. Proceedings of the National Conference (March 28-30, 1990); see EC 301 060.