ERIC Number: ED034246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
Youth Tutoring Youth. Final Report.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.
A new type of Neighborhood Youth Corps (NYC) job station was tested by the National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc. The objective of this demonstration project was to explore the feasibility and value of establishing a "model" in-school NYC program whereby disadvantaged youth work as tutors for younger children. The program model, "Youth Tutoring Youth", put 14 and 15 year old underachievers to work in several schools in Philadelphia and Newark as tutors for elementary school children reading below grade level. Subjective evaluation of the program has shown that when underachieving youth are given work responsibility as tutors, both they and the tutees make progress in gaining the following: (1) a sense of work responsibility, (2) an appreciation of learning, (3) improved literary skills, and (4) motivation to work and stay in school. The success of the project resulted in the installation of the program in 15 other school districts. In addition to the formation of a new type of effective job station, the outcomes of the demonstration project include the development of multi-media materials and methods for enriching the enrollees' work experience and a strategy for spreading "Youth Tutoring Youth" to schools around the country. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Cross Age Teaching, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Attitudes, Educational Experiments, Educational Methods, Federal Programs, Internship Programs, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Learning Motivation, Public Schools, Reading Difficulty, Self Esteem, Socialization, Tutorial Programs, Tutoring, Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., New York, NY.