ERIC Number: ED310499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reaching Out: School-Based Community Service Programs.
National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.
Although America's extended schooling structure is better preparation for work, it may be worse preparation for life. Young people, during their journey to a productive and fulfilling adulthood, need to see that they have a stake in the community, a meaningful role to play in it, and a reason for investing in its future. This book, divided into five sections, reviews the concepts underlying youth in community service, rationales and structural options for school-based service programs, the range of service opportunities, and the mechanics of starting and running a secondary school service program. Chapter 1 discusses youth as resources relevant to school-based programs and service and youth development. Chapter 2 outlines what it means to become a program "champion" and also provides a menu of school-based service options and a basic planning checklist. Chapter 3 details getting the project under way, expectations, checking on the nuts and bolts, advice from the experts (the students) to adults, a ruminating checklist, and an operating checklist. Following this chapter is a section containing descriptions of 33 youth programs around the nation. A concluding section contains forms, checklists, and outlines related to administration, volunteering, the community, communication and leadership skills, and evaluation and reflection. Also included is a bibliography with 11 references and a sampling of national resources. (KM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Services, High Schools, Outreach Programs, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Youth Programs
Publications, National Crime Prevention Council, 733 15th Street, N.W., Suite 540, Washington, DC 20005 ($15.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florence V. Burden Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Crime Prevention Council, Washington, DC.