ERIC Number: ED365749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Spirit of Excellence. Each One, Reach One. A Program Manual.
National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.
Because disadvantaged children rarely receive extra assistance or encouragement, the National Black Child Development Institute created Each One, Reach One: The Spirit of Excellence, a comprehensive tutorial program designed to improve the academic skills and self-esteem of African American children to help them achieve. The program, originally launched in two national demonstration sites in Detroit (Michigan) and Greensboro (North Carolina), was designed to use the whole community to give special attention to children whose family resources are limited. Five factors are emphasized in helping children learn: (1) parent and family involvement; (2) role models from all facets of the community; (3) personal commitment from volunteers; (4) safe and stimulating settings and one-on-one tutoring; and (5) an emphasis on the rich traditions of African culture. More specific guidelines for program implementation are given, including advice on recruiting and retaining volunteers and program evaluation. This manual provides the schools with ways of establishing an outstanding tutorial program. Five selected resources are listed for further reading. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, African Culture, Black Students, Demonstration Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Family Involvement, Guides, Mentors, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Program Effectiveness, Role Models, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Tutoring, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
National Black Child Development Institute, 1023 15th St., N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Black Child Development Inst., Inc., Washington, DC.