ERIC Number: ED121898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Sea Ventures Development Phase, October 1, 1975 - September 30, 1978.
Sea Ventures, Highlands, NJ.
A detailed profile of the largest fresh-air education program in the country for disadvantaged youth -- Sea Ventures -- is provided in this document. Created entirely through the effort of volunteers, Sea Ventures provides learning opportunities that go beyond occupying youngsters. This multi-racial/lingual juvenile delinquency prevention program uses the outdoor environment to stimulate a child's interest in basic education. Subjects such as reading, mathematics, drug abuse, hygiene, nutrition, and the overall emphasis on fair play and team work are carefully designed to meet the needs of disadvantaged youngsters. A 'hands on' approach that enables the child to enjoy the learning process and the learning environment is employed, along with the 'Relevant Curriculum' concept, where drug abuse, nutrition, hygiene, and human relations are emphasized. The ability to expand experience through nautical activities which are not normally available to inner-city youth and resources provided by a partnership with the National Park Service are added inputs. New methods and sources of attracting volunteers such as the volunteer scholarship program, corporate social responsibility, and voluntarism through avocation are discussed. National replication of the program is possible due to its structure, and the long term national significance of the program is stressed. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Programs, Field Experience Programs, Individualized Programs, Intercultural Programs, National Programs, Natural Resources, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recreational Programs, Special Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sea Ventures, Highlands, NJ.