ERIC Number: ED366675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Student Service and Philanthropy Project 1992-93.
Budin, Howard; And Others
The Student Service and Philanthropy Project (SSPP) was designed to afford students an opportunity to assume leadership roles in promoting positive social change in their community. This document presents a 1992-93 evaluation of the SSPP concerning the program's implementation and the perceptions of its success on the part of students and project coordinators. Each school provided a project coordinator who had experience in promoting student involvement in community service. The project provided a course for students to learn what foundations are and how they operate and to develop requisite skills. Students also oversaw the projects funded by a minifoundation and directly participated in at least one such project. Benefits of the project, according to the students, included learning to make decisions, developing self-esteem, developing confidence about speaking in front of an audience, assuming greater responsibility, setting higher standards, and working with other people in the pursuit of common goals. Project coordinators praised the project for empowering students to make decisions about meaningful issues and helping them develop many important skills. They believed that it combined learning with practical experience in a way that gave students confidence in their ability to have an impact on the world in which they live. An appendix provides a list of community service projects funded. (GLR)
Descriptors: Community Benefits, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Decision Making, Financial Services, High School Students, High Schools, Leadership Training, Outcomes of Education, Planning, Private Financial Support, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Social Development, Social Experience, Social Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Student Participation, Urban Schools
Lori Mei, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.