ERIC Number: ED225748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Billy Mills Indian Youth Leadership Program: Program Description.
Institute for Career and Vocational Training, Washington, DC.
Since 1979, the Billy Mills Indian Youth Leadership Program has attempted to address the special growing up problems related to existence in two cultures of approximately 10,000 Indian youth. The program involves Indian youth in processes and activities that provide opportunities to enhance their self-image; develop their leadership potential; and enable them to make choices to improve the quality of their lives. Major components of the program are local and regional workshops, a high quality Indian youth magazine, and an 800 toll-free line. Increased involvement with the youth at local and regional levels is most cost effective and a dynamic method in reaching more youth. At these levels, most youth are at home where they can be taught to organize and operate programs that respond to their situations and needs. In the course of accomplishing this goal they are involved in processes for personal development, physical fitness, career planning and orientation to the world of work. Also included is a brief history of the program, sample workshop agendas, and a list of sponsors, staff, and advisors with resumes. (ERB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for Career and Vocational Training, Washington, DC.