ERIC Number: ED051481
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Getting Volunteer Leaders on the Job in the 4-H-Like Nutrition Program for Low Income Youth in Urban Areas of Louisiana.
Gassie, Edward W.; And Others
A program to train professional aides to identify, recruit, and train indigenous volunteer leaders to conduct nutrition education programs with youth groups was tested. The program employed 24 professional aides, 56% being under 25 years of age (13 whites and 10 Negroes). The aides attended a 3-day orientation session, at which the procedure to be followed was explained (identify and meet influential members of the community and potential teacher-leaders; interview and select teacher-leaders; and carry out orientation and training of teacher leaders), and the aides were then sent to the nine urban areas selected for the study. Findings of the study are: (1) personal contact is the key to the success of the program; (2) contacting influential persons is necessary; (3) homemakers have the best attitude toward the program, and are the most help in securing teacher-leaders; and (4) homemakers and students appear to be the best possibilities for serving as teacher-leaders, but more time should be devoted to training them. The program's objectives were carried out successfully. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana