ERIC Number: ED339470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Goals: Collaborating for Youth. Hearing Before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate. One Hundred Second Congress, First Session. On Examining the Need To Provide Comprehensive Services To Youth To Help the Nation Meet the Education Goals of School Readiness, Dropout Prevention, Improved School Achievement, and Drug and Violence Free Schools and To Examine What the Federal Government Can Do To Support and Expand Social Service Programs for Youth.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
A hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources examined the need for provision of comprehensive services to youth. Topics discussed included: (1) the provision of coordinated social services to students and families in schools; (2) school readiness; (3) dropout prevention; (4) improved school achievement; (5) drug- and violence-free schools; and (6) child health and nutrition. Statements were made by Chairman Kennedy and other senators, and by spokespersons for several social service programs. Programs included: (1) programs in New Jersey that bring social services into the schools; (2) programs in Arkansas that serve children and students; (3) the Dunbar Project, which provides an array of services to six schools in Baltimore, Maryland; (4) Joining Forces, a national effort to join students with appropriate social services; (5) New Beginnings, which provides integrated services for children and families in San Diego, California; (6) programs to assist students in Boston, Massachusetts; (7) YouthNet, a youth development collaboration established by 12 agencies in Kansas City, Missouri; and (8) the Family Learning Center, a rural, comprehensive, secondary education program for teenage parents and their children and extended families in Leslie, Michigan. (BC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Children, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Hearings, Intervention, Public Schools, Social Services
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.