ERIC Number: ED171964
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
4-H Intergenerations Project. A Summary Report.
Minnich, Brenda S.
This project was conducted as an experiment in the implementation of the guidelines set up by the agents' manual of the Texas study, SKILLS (Seniors and Kids Involved in Learning Life's Skills). Objectives of the intergenerational program included the following: (1) to further the work started by the SKILLS study, (2) to offer a variety of opportunities for helping the young and "young at heart" to develop new modes of communication, (3) to offer opportunities for interaction in a learning and helping atmosphere in a two-way relationship, (4) to develop guidelines for a learning laboratory, (5) to increase community involvement in the Cooperative Extension Service, (6) to enhance the spirit and mental well-being of older adults, (7) to develop an advisory planning committee, and (8) to identify and catalog the senior citizen organizational network within Prince George's County. Guidelines and recommendations are given for compiling the senior citizen network guide, contacting 4-H teenagers, contacting senior citizens, and bringing each together for some type of activity. (The SKILLS program description and questionnaires used by the project are appended.) (LRA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Advisory Committees, Citizen Role, Communication Skills, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Extension Education, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Older Adults, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Guides, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Youth, Youth Clubs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Four-H Club Foundation, Washington, DC.