ERIC Number: ED299437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Career Beginnings Program.
Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Human Resources.
Various materials are provided from the Career Beginnings Program. This program is described as a nationally organized, privately supported, locally based program in which colleges, businesses, and the community work together to provide career support and direction for low income youth. An executive summary discusses how the program works by combining four kinds of activities: a mentoring program, a college program, an enriched summer work experience program, and a year-round training program. A one-page summary of program accomplishments follows. A brochure for prospective students describes the program. Contents of an issue of the national newsletter of the Career Beginnings Program, "Beginning Now!," include testimonials of participants nationwide; some comments from mentors; an exchange of ideas, successes, and learning experiences from project cities; and an open letter to Career Beginnings students from a project manager. The last item is an issue of "Mentoring," which contains news and information for Career Beginnings mentors. The lead article discusses some special challenges of the next few months for Career Beginnings graduates. Another article presents an example of how mentors can become active promoters of the program in their communities. Other articles focus on techniques for developing self-esteem and self-reliance. Other contents include book reviews and suggested activities. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Gannett Foundation, Rochester, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Center for Human Resources.