ERIC Number: ED025579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Characteristics of Neighborhood Youth Corps In-School Projects: An Analysis for the Year 1966-67.
McNamara, Robert J.; Kamen, Charles S.
This study of the Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) was prepared for the national office describing the in-school programs funded and in operation for the 1967-68 academic year. It was based on responses from 1257 project officials representing an enrollment of 102,468 youths. There were 490 urban projects, 703 rural projects, and 64 "mixed projects." General project characteristics for the country as a whole, as well as for each region, were analyzed in terms of population type, program size, varieties of employment stations, and enrollees' descriptions. It was found that most differences among projects existed, not because of regional location, but rather due to size and type. In general, large urban programs assigned participants more effectively to "white collar" jobs, provided more direct and frequent supervision between staff members and enrollees, and offered more counseling service. Also, the larger the project the more adequate was the funding for a variety of activities. However, 72% of all sponsors reported that there were more students eligible for the Neighborhood Youth Corps than their budgets allowed. The most important success factor in the program, according to 86% of the respondents, was the simple placement of a youth in a job for which he received wages. Job satisfaction and counseling also contributed to the enrollee's sense of achievement. (RB)
Descriptors: Demography, Disadvantaged Youth, Enrollment, Federal Programs, Financial Support, High School Students, Job Satisfaction, National Programs, Recruitment, Rural Areas, School Counseling, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Supervision, Tables (Data), Urban Areas, Work Study Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.