ERIC Number: ED287028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Service. A Guidebook for Developing and Operating Effective Programs.
Conrad, Dan; Hedin, Diane
This guidebook was developed to provide assistance to persons wishing to begin, expand, or promote programs of youth community service. It features examples of what young people already are doing and practical, down-to-earth ideas for designing, organizing, running, promoting, and supporting youth service programs. Special attention is given to school-based progams because that is where most of the young people are and where there are often the most difficult structural barriers to involvement. The first section, "What Youth Can Do," illustrates a number of ways in which youth can and do help in working with a variety of problems and populations. Next is a section entitled, "Program Models," outlining the ways in which community service can be integrated into the organizational structure of youth agencies and schools. The next five sections ("Setting up the Projects,""Developing Your Own Projects,""Recruitment,""Liability," and "Transportation") deal with the nuts-and-bolts issues of starting a program and keeping it running smoothly. The next section, on "Learning from Service," offers practical suggestions for helping young people maximize the learning opportunities in their service experiences. The final two sections, "Rationale" and "Closing Note," summarize the key reasons to be involved with community service. The document contains some suggested exercises for teachers and others working in this field, and sample administrative forms, a short bibliography, and a listing of youth service resources are included as appendixes. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Community Services, Compliance (Legal), Educational Resources, Guidelines, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Service, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Student Recruitment, Student Volunteers, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.; William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; New York Times Foundation, NY.; Atlantic Richfield Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Independent Sector, Washington, DC.
Note: Some pages are printed on colored paper.