ERIC Number: ED377285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Youth Conference Opinion Survey, 1992.
National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.
The National Urban League convened its third annual Youth Conference in San Diego (California) in July 1992. Of the more than 200 young attendees, 137 completed the survey that is the basis of this analysis. It examines the attitudes of young African Americans regarding academic achievement, peer-group relations, and social issues. Demographic characteristics are examined as well. Respondents were nearly evenly distributed in terms of gender, and approximately 54 percent were between the ages of 14 and 16. Approximately 36 percent lived with both parents. The great majority indicated that they knew about safe sex, that they were concerned about violence, and that substantial prejudice against minority groups still exists. Issues that the overwhelming majority considered to be very important for African-American and Latino communities were (1) opportunities for a good education; (2) job training; (3) determination to succeed; (4) understanding culture and heritage; and (5) treating people and family with respect. Close behind these were the importance of high moral values, strong family ties, and creativity. The survey reveals that African-American youth represent one of the most complex and sophisticated segments of American society. Sixteen tables present survey findings in different areas. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Urban League, Inc., New York, NY.