ERIC Number: ED146412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
New Prospectus for Youth: Worlds of Education, Work and Service.
There is need for a comprehensive youth policy in this country concerned primarily, not with increasing service to youth, but with enlarging opportunities which are rewarding to them and to society. The major thrusts of such a policy are (1) the continued enlargement of options within education, (2) the recognition of work as a valued option for youth which they, just as adults, have a right to expect to be available, and (3) the development of a national youth service initiative which ties together yet encourages and enlarges on the diversity of efforts that already are underway at the federal, state, and local levels for activity performed for the public welfare as volunteers or at less than the prevailing wage. New processes of cooperation at the local level, which bring together important constituencies and interests around issues of youth development, need to be worked on. At the same time it is essential that federal and state levels demonstrate higher priority concern and commitment toward youth development problems by rewarding those communities who have made the commitment to comprehensive youth development planning and implementation. There is need for implementation of a major full employment bill which would improve the employment environment for adults and youth alike, need for a major federal initiative supporting locally developed community service opportunities for youth, and need to maintain commitment to providing youth with opportunities to pursue education beyond high school. (JT)
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Authoring Institution: National Manpower Inst., Washington, DC.