ERIC Number: ED351424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Organizations: Responding to the Needs of African American and Latino Youth.
Lacy, Gary L.
This publication provides examples of diverse local initiatives that represent approaches to serving young people, particularly disadvantaged African Americans and Latinos. This report includes a forward emphasizing the background and current need for the types of programs highlighted, and an introduction that argues for the effectiveness of community-based programs. These sections are followed by profiles of selected local programs. Included is a table that offers a "snapshot" summary of 13 national and local programs, detailing numbers of affiliates, services, target group, and evaluations and accomplishments. Three thematic approaches differentiate the program descriptions. The first set of approaches includes school-based programs that focus on youth at risk of failing school. Services offered include counseling, remediation, and motivation. The second group includes programs that view youth as resources and engage young people in a variety of work and educational settings. Most importantly, young people contribute ideas and work actively to solve may problems that confront them in their community. The third group and theme are primary focus programs that emphasize self-sufficiency, and strengthening basic reading, computational, and literacy skills of out-of-school youth and poorly-prepared high school graduates. Each description describes how the program began and details its key features. (JB)
Descriptors: Black Youth, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, High Risk Students, Hispanic Americans, National Programs, Potential Dropouts, Program Descriptions, Remedial Instruction, Urban Youth, Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
William T. Grant Foundation Commission on Youth and America's Future, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036-5551 (1-9 copies, $5 each prepaid; 10-24 copies, $4 each prepaid; 25+ copies, $3 each prepaid).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William T. Grant Foundation, Washington, DC. Commission on Youth and America's Future.