ERIC Number: ED359305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Peace Corps' Rededication to Youth: Addressing the Needs of Youth-at-Risk.
This booklet is designed to give Peace Corps country directors, staff, and volunteers ideas and examples of how they can assist youth-at-risk through government agencies and private organizations working with youth in their host countries. It begins with an overview of the problems of youth-at-risk, followed by six scenarios. Each scenario is designed to stimulate thought about greater Peace Corps involvement in youth programs already in place, as well as to encourage the development of new program initiatives. The scenarios illustrate a range of possible program areas and volunteer roles based on a composite of what other organizations around the world have done. Each scenario includes: (1) a profile of a youth-at-risk affected by a specific problem addressed in that scenario; (2) a problems statement; (3) a discussion of the problem; and (4) possible Peace Corps involvement in addressing the problems based on a hypothetical situation developed from the experiences of other organizations serving youth-at-risk in one or more countries. The final section addresses the possibility of volunteers working with youth-at-risk as a secondary assignment. (JB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Agency Cooperation, Apprenticeships, At Risk Persons, Disadvantaged Youth, Federal Programs, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Guidelines, Homeless People, Outreach Programs, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Office of Training and Program Support.