ERIC Number: ED248278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Project ENRICH. A Prototype for Achievement.
Byrd, Roland L.
This paper describes and evaluates Project ENRICH, a two-year pilot program aimed at providing black high school students with educational foundations and preparatory experiences which would assist them in their enrollment in and adjustment to higher education institutions. Another purpose of the program, operated cooperatively between Howard University and the District of Columbia Public Schools, is to strengthen the communication between secondary schools and colleges. The development and implementation of the program are detailed and four objectives are enumerated: (1) to increase skills in writing, vocabulary building, test-taking techniques, communication and interpersonal relations through academic support seminars; (2) to increase skills in interviewing techniques, college application preparation, resume writing, college selection, and the acquisition of financial aid through career/college planning seminars; (3) to enhance students' awareness of historically black colleges and colleges with programs for minorities through college visitations and other enriching experiences; and (4) to create ongoing dialogue with parents of Project ENRICH students. Student selection criteria are discussed and a schedule of activities for the first year of the project, 1982-83, is given. The results of an end-of-the-year assessment are presented. Participating students are reported to have found the project useful in helping them to improve their academic skills and giving them insight into careers, college preparation, obtaining college financial aid, and their own academic ability; counselors rated students' attitudes as very good and perceived Project ENRICH as very helpful to students. Appendices contain the project's initial proposal, a list of Advisory Board members and affiliations, and forms and questionnaires. (KH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Univ., Washington, DC. Center for Academic Enrichment.