ERIC Number: ED081422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Veterans Outreach: Suggestions for an Effective Outreach Program for Colleges.
Methods and techniques that have been tried and found successful by a number of Veterans' Upward Bound programs in the Outreach programs are provided in this manual. An institution's Outreach program is responsible for locating and contacting educationally and economically disadvantaged veterans, both men and women, to make them aware of the benefits and services they are entitled to as veterans, and to offer them an alternative life style as a college prep student. Specifically, the target group of veterans at whom the Outreach program is directed includes: (1) those who have not graduated from high school and do not have a GED; (2) high school graduates and those with a GED who need refresher courses to overcome academic deficiencies that would keep them from being successful in college; and (3) unemployed and underemployed veterans who had not intended to continue their education because their social, economic, or educational background discouraged or prevented them from doing so. The manual provides sections on Administration and Staff Organization (The Institutional Relationship, Staff Organization, Field Worker Training, and Facilities), Recruitment (Initial Contact, Sources of Veterans, Promotion and Publicity, and Initial Interview), Outreach and Referral (Financial Aids, Campus Services, Governmental Services, Veteran Related Groups, and Community Based Groups), and Follow Through and Evaluation. Suggested reference materials are listed. (DB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Western Center for Veterans Programs.