ERIC Number: ED391573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Matter of Time: Risk and Opportunity in the Out-of-School Hours. Recommendations for Strengthening Community Programs for Youth. Abridged Version. [with] Executive Summary.
Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
All over America, young adolescents' experiences of growing up have changed dramatically in the past two decades. Family life for adolescents has changed, adolescents face greater risks to their health, and greater risks of being poorly educated for the next century. Families, schools, and community organizations, the three pivotal institutions that once met the crucial requirements of adolescents to become productive adults, have been slow to adapt to new social realities. This report provides a summary of a task force examination of community programs for youth. The report discusses the challenges facing today's youth--particularly the large amounts of discretionary time--adolescents' needs, and the potential of community organizations to support youth development. The report outlines 10 principles that are vital for successful youth programs and makes recommendations on how key partners such as families, schools, health agencies, businesses, government, and the media can contribute to quality programs for youth. Descriptions of six successful youth programs are included, as is a list of several organizations that serve as resources for youth program development. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, After School Programs, At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Child Safety, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Community Involvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Leisure Time, Program Descriptions, School Involvement, Youth, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.