ERIC Number: ED341861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Young Adult Learning Academy (YALA): Summary of Program Information for the Period 7/1/89-6/30/90.
City Univ. of New York, NY. Young Adult Learning Academy.
The Young Adult Learning Academy (YALA) established by the Office of the Mayor of New York City serves dropouts aged 16 to 24 years of age who read below the eighth-grade level. Fourteen independent agencies recruit the students and provide services that include counseling, work maturity training, and job placement. During fiscal year 1990, YALA served 1,150 students. The programs include the City Works program of the New York City Department of Employment and the Youth Internship Program of the City University of New York. YALA provided basic educational services, counseling, world of work training, job placement, and work experience in child care to 41 youth enrolled in the Youth Internship Program. Comparison of scores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) 3 pretest and TABE 4 posttest scores indicates students gained 1 year in reading and 0.4 year in math. Ten independent agencies have programs based on site at YALA, which provides offices and supportive services in addition to educational programs. In addition, YALA provided four offsite agencies with teachers, instructional support, and recordkeeping. Activities have had three major purposes: to help students assume more active roles in their own education; to build teacher collaboration and initiative; and to extend YALA involvement to a wider community of professionals. Two major issues for 1991 are to strengthen support services and improve the integration between school and work experience. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Basic Education, Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Career Counseling, Dropout Programs, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, High School Equivalency Programs, Internship Programs, Job Training, Reading Improvement, Regional Cooperation, Student Leadership, Student Participation, Work Experience Programs, Young Adults
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Young Adult Learning Academy.