ERIC Number: ED040790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Special Program Report. Meeting the Needs of Migrant Families.
Dik, David W.; And Others
Meeting the needs of migrant families through the Orange County Extension's 4-H and Home Economics Divisions is the theme of this 1968 report compiled by New York State Cooperative Extension Service. The objectives of both extension divisions include providing opportunities for migrant women and youths to learn by doing projects which help them improve their self-confidence, leadership abilities, and home and family living. A summer program set up to carry out these objectives was designed. Youths were offered a 6-week program in food, clothing, arts and crafts, recreation, and conservation, while adults took part in an 8-week session on grooming, foods and nutrition, storage techniques, and clothing construction. Volunteer workers helped fill staff needs, along with 2 extension home economists and the director of Migrant Family Clinic. The program effort was reported to be extremely successful, and it was suggested that a continual effort to cross cultural, racial, economic, and geographic lines would hasten better understanding between migrants and the community. (AN)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: New York