ERIC Number: ED199878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Action Teams: An Approach to Student Involvement. Technical Assistance Bulletin 33.
National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.
Youth Action Teams have been implemented in over 14 sites across the country in the past few years. Such teams are made up of a diverse group of youth working together on a project through the school, a youth service organization, a community organization, or the government. The team decides its focus, and what projects its members wish to undertake. These range from developing employment opportunities, to writing newsletters, or lobbying for a cause. Youth Action Teams are designed to merge educational experience with direct aid to the community by allowing young people to find solutions to the problems they face. Team members receive academic credit for what they learn. Whenever possible, they are paid for the services they provide. This bulletin describes how a youth action team can begin to operate and highlights projects in San Rafael and Berkeley (California); Portland (Oregon); and East Lansing (Michigan). (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Teamwork, Technical Assistance
National School Resource Network, 5530 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20015 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Resource Network, Washington, DC.