ERIC Number: ED336702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Education, Economics & Youth.
YOUTH DARES (Dynamic Alternatives for Rehabilitation through Educational Services) is a program that services a variety of communities located primarily in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded on the belief that the problems facing young students require alternative and imaginative solutions. YOUTH DARES believes there are three major environments youth come into contact with or that impact on their development: the family, the educational system, and the "street." YOUTH DARES is attempting to create a fourth environment, one that would bring all the environments in contact with each other and draw on their positive traits. The goal is to strengthen the family unit, provide a viable avenue for effective education, combat the negative influence of the addictive personality and nuture a positive peer group. YOUTH DARES is a multi-service agency that supports the development of a non-traditional curriculum of studies. It advocates a course of studies that would imitate the workplace by providing an environment which exposes the students to a set of tasks involving the use of various skills such as would be encountered in the real world of work. While YOUTH DARES offers various services, community centers that can house these services are essential to the well-being of communities, families, and children. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual National Professionals' Institute (17th, Anaheim, CA, March 24-27, 1991). For a related document, see CG 023 677.