ERIC Number: ED079445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep-4
If You're Young and Black... A Report of a Summer Program with Black Male Youth in Tucson, Arizona, with Recommendations for Program Development.
Brown, Charles C.; Bradish, Damaris
A Pilot Project Proposal, presented to the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, was carried on from June 15, 1970 to September 5, 1970. The proposal contained a design for an action research program to be conducted among black teen-age males of the South Park Area in Tucson, Arizona. The purpose of the project was to gather data from the area which would enable the Extension Service to design programs which would: (1) create a positive image of University of Arizona 4-H Clubs among minority groups; (2) identify and develop indigenous leadership to serve minority neighborhoods; and, (3) assimilate cultural variance into the larger 4-H membership. Two general goals were established for the research project itself: (1) to discover the reasons for past successes or failures of youth programs designed for black teen-age males in greatly depressed urban areas, specifically the South Park Area of Tucson, and (2) after identification of the reasons for past successes or failures, to evaluate the possibility of a viable program which would appeal to and atract the target population. As a result of the findings of the Pilot Project, several recommendations are made for introducing a program for the poor. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Arizona Univ., Tucson. Cooperative Extension Service.