ERIC Number: ED214604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Youth Services as a Component of the LACCD: Completed as a Part of the Feasibility Study Directed toward the Improvement of Occupational/Technical Education in the San Fernando Valley.
Hoeck, Jeanne; Thor, Linda
A study was conducted to determine the Los Angeles Community College District's (LACCD's) role in meeting the educational needs of disadvantaged youth, i.e., individuals aged 16 to 21 who are basic skills deficient, financially disadvantaged, or socially or personally deprived. The study was based on a review of the literature on disadvantaged youth, using as its primary source the Carnegie Council on Policies Studies in Higher Education Report, "Giving Youth a Better Chance"; and upon interviews with staff of youth organizations and administrators in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Information was gathered on the identification of high school dropouts and potential dropouts; existing youth programs; business, industry, and government programs for disadvantaged youth; and program funding sources. After providing background information on the study and its objectives, the study report identifies the characteristics of students and non-students to be served and the advantages and disadvantages of undertaking such service activities. The report then discusses eight areas community colleges should emphasize: academic and career advisement; job preparation classes; job placement; cooperative programs with employers; referrals to volunteer service agencies, government-sponsored programs, and legal and medical services; and apprenticeships. San Fernando Valley youth service programs are also described. Appendices include descriptions of exemplary programs. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Apprenticeships, Career Guidance, College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropouts, Federal Programs, Job Placement, Job Training, Potential Dropouts, Referral, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges, Urban Youth, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.