ERIC Number: ED227994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
YOURS (Youth Opportunities and Umpteen Reasons for School)! A Guidebook for Out-of-School Youth and Their Parents Focusing on Alternative Secondary, Post-Secondary Programs and Financial Assistance.
Kelly, Sylvia; Nye, Donna
This guide for migrant farmworker youth was based on the experiences of the BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center's Project CHOICE (Comprehensive Help on Individualized Career Education) whose main thrust was to work with migrant out-of-school youth to encourage and assist them in continuing their education. The larger portion of YOURS addresses students and describes those programs most utilized by CHOICE youth. Two cartoon characters, Bubba and Roberto, engage in dialogue centering around Bubba's decision to drop out of school and Roberto's arguments on why and how Bubba should finish his schooling. Topics covered include: reasons to drop out and reasons not to drop out, the GED (General Education Development) test, Job Corps, the FFRTC (Florida Farmworkers Residential Training Center), HEP (High School Equivalency Program) and CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program), and the Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children. The guide's parent portion features Roberto's father and Bubba's mother whose dialogue addresses what parents can do to help to instill an appreciation for education in their children and to solve their children's school problems. Florida's Learn and Earn Program is also discussed as an alternative to dropping out. Sources for information on specific programs are provided. (BRR)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Dropouts, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Students, Migrant Education, Migrant Programs, Migrant Youth, Nontraditional Education, Parent Student Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Financial Aid, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Dept. of Labor, Albany. CETA Operations Div.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Geneseo. Coll. at Geneseo. Migrant Center.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests