ERIC Number: ED029985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The TRY Project: A Demonstration of a Comprehensive Educational Model for Disadvantaged Youth. Final Report.
Sharar, Paul H.; And Others
Training Resources for Youth, Incorporated (TRY) was formed as an independent membership corporation under the laws of New York State to conduct a demonstration training center for out-of-school, out-of-work, or underemployed male youth, age 17 through 21. The basic goals were to develop sound methods and techniques for producing positive changes in the attitudes and behaviors of deprived youth, and to provide an educational environment in which youth could learn the necessary vocational, personal, and social skills. Of the 544 trainees who were enrolled in the TRY project, the results show that 48 percent graduated, 45 percent dropped out or were discharged, and 7 percent terminated for reasons not related to the project. A followup study of TRY graduates shows that 12 percent went to college, 76 percent were placed in training-related jobs, 7 percent went to the armed forces, 4 percent were placed in nontraining-related jobs, and 1 percent went on to other training programs. The mean starting pay for all placed graduates was $82.00 per week or $4,264 per year. (CH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Behavior Change, Cultural Enrichment, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Programs, Educational Programs, Environmental Influences, Equal Education, Individual Development, Job Placement, Job Training, Participant Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Urban Youth, Work Experience Programs
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Training Resources for Youth, Inc., Brooklyn, NY.