ERIC Number: ED238918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Project ALERT (Atlantans Learning Employment Responsibilities Together) Summer Youth Employment Program. Report No. 17-10.
Jonas, Edward D., Jr.
Project ALERT was developed as an education for employment component of the Summer Youth Employment Program for the summer of 1983, and represents an effort designed to address several critical needs emanating from the high unemployment rate among economically disadvantaged young persons. Each of 200 participants spent two and one-half days per week engaged in education and career-planning activities, and two and one-half days per week engaged in work experience activities designed and implemented by the Atlanta Public School System in conjunction with the Atlanta Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) office. Students received instruction in the areas of communications, computations, and career planning; and were placed for 20 hours of work experience on public and nonprofit work sites located throughout the Atlanta community. All students successfully completing program requirements received 10 hours of academic credit. The 187 participants completing the program improved their scores on posttests of computation and communication. Career area posttest scores failed to improve, although more than 50 percent of the participants mastered each of the career objectives. Improvements in work-site supervisor ratings indicate that the project served to have a positive impact on pertinent work behaviors. (PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA. Div. of Research, Evaluation, and Data Processing.