ERIC Number: ED100556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Three Experimental Rural Youth Projects. Final Report.
Reid, Joseph M.
Background research suggested the need for significant concept changes in antipoverty programs such as Neighborhood Youth Corps in meeting the needs of rural youth. A model program designed to maximize social and occupational adjustment of rural youth had been carried out for one year by each of three experimental projects located in northern Minnesota, southern Iowa, and central Nebraska. The purpose of this 1972-73 evaluation was to test the efficacy of the guidelines for program operation and to gather baseline data on experimental and control subjects (high school seniors) for later evaluation of program effectiveness. Mandatory program components were assessment; counseling; intake; orientation; orientation to work, work information, occupational familiarization, and armed services; and health services. Areas evaluated were: establishment of experimental projects; role of sponsoring agency; project staff; utilization of school advisors; planning; publicity; communications; recruitment activities; summer program; and in-school programs. Two recommendations were: (1) the program should be made available only to those schools in which all youth qualify for participation on the basis of community criteria; and (2) payment to economically disadvantaged youth should be made for all participation in the summer and only for training or work experience during the school year. (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, American Indians, Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Evaluation, Guidelines, High School Seniors, High School Students, Project Applications, Recruitment, Rural Youth, School Role, Staff Role, Work Experience Programs
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Star Research and Development Inst., Minneapolis, Minn.