ERIC Number: ED372127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Eastman Kodak Company: 21st Century Learning Challenge. Volunteer Resource Manual.
Strother, Wanda M.; And Others
The Kodak 21st Century Learning Challenge is a companywide, 10-year corporate commitment to improve mathematics, science, and technology achievement for all students in the communities around Kodak's manufacturing plants. The Rochester (New York) initiative for which this training manual is presented is a partnership among Kodak, the Rochester City schools, higher education institutions, and target students. Initiatives in the Rochester area range from the encouragement of children in preschool education through high-impact projects in the high schools. There are 36 Kodak partnerships at 26 schools with more than 750 employees and 10,000 students, and participants have embarked on projects that include tutoring and mentoring. The manual serves as an introduction to the programs for volunteers and includes information on developing partnership programs and on interacting appropriately with students from various cultural groups, with an emphasis on the problems and needs of city children. The role of the volunteer is defined, and legal and ethical considerations are outlined. A simulation activity is included that is intended to increase the cultural sensitivity of volunteers. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY.; Strother and Associates, Rochester, NY.