ERIC Number: ED067456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
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Youth Opportunity Program. Final Report.
Iowa State Dept. of Social Services, Des Moines.
The objectives of this summer employment program for economically or educationally disadvantaged youth were to: (1) provide them with meaningful work experience, (2) encourage them to complete their education, and (3) provide them with an opportunity to earn and save money. Approximately 1,204 youth from families receiving Aid to Dependent Children participated in one of three projects, each providing counseling services and employment opportunities. Most of the job opportunities were of the public works nature involving the maintenance and minor repair of public buildings, facilities, and lands. A few of the jobs required and/or taught basic skills. Some accomplishments of the program were: (1) Young people helped other young people find summer jobs, (2) Problem youth received intensive counseling assistance, (3) Youth performed important services to the community, and (4) Youth developed work habits while learning to accept discipline and responsibility. The objectives and eligibility requirements for the three summer projects are discussed. (SB)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Seasonal Employment, Summer Programs, Work Experience, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Social Services, Des Moines.