ERIC Number: ED087650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Perspectives for Social Relevance in Long-Range Planning.
Hardy, James M., Ed; Shultz, James, Ed.
Twenty-three interviews are compiled to assist the formulation of operational goals as part of the long-range planning of the YMCA. Basic assumptions about social relevance in YMCA planning and suggestions for YMCA planners in utilizing this monograph are provided in an introduction. A summary of each individual's interview is presented along with summaries of their opinions on 1) the major problems facing U. S. society, 2) a description of the desired society, 3) their impressions of the YMCA, and 4) the optimal potential of the YMCA. The five-year operating goals of the YMCA as formulated on the basis of the interview materials are described within the major areas of program thrusts, style of operations, and resources. Some of the sub-goals within these areas include eliminating personal and institutional racism; strengthening family relationships; mobilizing and utilizing greater numbers of volunteers; and implementing an effective management program to monitor and resolve special operating issues. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Development, Guidelines, Interviews, Objectives, Operations Research, Planning, Program Development, Social Planning, Social Problems, Values, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers, Youth
Research & Development, National Council of YMCA's, 291 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10007, ($1.00 per copy; 12 copies for $10.00 Paperbound)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Board of Young Men's Christian Associations, New York, NY. Research and Development Div.