ERIC Number: ED339452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-4
Reference Count: N/A
National Children's Day: A Celebration of Programs That Work. Hearing before the Task Force on Human Resources of the Committee on the Budget. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Budget.
This hearing was part of a week of events commemorating National Children's Day. The hearing focused on children who have overcome adverse situations through innovative private and public programs. More than 200 youth ambassadors were sent by their state governors to represent 45 states at the events in the District of Columbia. The presentation of testimony was introduced by honorary chairperson Cissy Houston and her daughter, Whitney Houston. Testimony was offered to the task force by 20 youth ambassadors. These ambassadors discussed their positive experiences with programs that involved teaching parenting skills to teen mothers and providing: (1) means for teen mothers to continue their education; (2) jobs for youth; (3) assistance to migrant and refugee families; (4) assistance to disabled youth; (5) peer counseling, and (6) community projects. More than 150 other individuals submitted prepared statements to the task force. Almost all these individuals were young people; several were representatives of service organizations. (BC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Children, Disabilities, Early Parenthood, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Parent Education, Preschool Education, Private Agencies, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 552-070-09370-2, $6.50).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Budget.