ERIC Number: ED328130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Penn State-Behrend/Diehl Elementary School Adopt-A-School Program.
Trenkle, Mari R.
This paper describes a cooperative project between Pennsylvania State University (Behrend College) and an Erie, Pennsylvania, elementary school which attempted to provide academic enrichment for low-income elementary students, faculty, and staff while providing opportunities for community service to Behrend students, faculty, and staff. The project utilizes special activities and personal attention in school-wide activities, an individual tutoring program, and the Behrend Adopt-A-School Program in which student clubs and organizations provide services to specific classes. Project activities have included a "Student of the Week" program, athletic demonstrations, concerts, a pen pal program, a Homework Help Night, field trips, and a Career Week. Two innovative, more structured activities are being implemented in 1990-91. They are systematic weekly tutoring by 45 Behrend students and a more formal Adopt-A-Class program. Evaluation in terms of grades, achievement scores, attendance, and student attitudes is planned. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., Erie. Behrend Coll.