ERIC Number: ED392728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Today's Heroes in Your Community: Maximizing the Potential of Youth Volunteers.
Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC.
This handbook accompanies a videotape that shows teenagers stressing community involvement, motivation, and rewards of community action. The booklet is to assist agencies and schools in developing coalitions for youth engaged in community service, to help build better citizens and healthier communities. The booklet is divided into: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Four Young People Making a Difference"; (3) "Categories of Youth Service"; (4) "Five Critical Elements of Thoughtful Service"; (5) "Benefits and Challenges"; (6) "Getting Started"; (7) "Here, There, and Everywhere"; (8) "Developmental Stages of Youth"; (9) "Communicating With Youth"; (10) "One Last Word"; and (11) "Resources." (EH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Community Cooperation, Community Programs, Community Services, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, Urban Improvement
Points of Light Foundation, 1737 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 (videotape also available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Hitachi Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Points of Light Foundation, Washington, DC.
Note: For other booklets in the series, see SO 026 058-060.