ERIC Number: ED405399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Places To Grow. Perspectives on Youth Development Opportunities for Seven- to 14-Year-Old Minneapolis Youth. Final Report.
Saito, Rebecca N.; And Others
This study of youth development opportunities for youth aged 7 to 14 years in Minneapolis (Minnesota) involved three phases completed between 1994 and 1995. Planning and information gathering involved interviews with 60 program providers and key informants from youth programs. A written survey of 187 program providers assesses perceived barriers and recommendations for improvement. The third phase was information gathering through surveys of 600 students in third, fifth, seventh, and eighth grades, and 604 of their parents. Minneapolis has formal youth programs, informal places for young people to meet, and nonformal activities that are neither organized nor supervised, but which may enhance the growth of young people. Youth and parents agree that there are not enough programs to meet the needs of city youth, and these programs are least available to the least advantaged. Only about half of the students in this age group in Minneapolis participate in youth development programs, largely because of barriers such as lack of transportation and lack of knowledge. The study suggests goals for the city's youth programs, with the objective of involving 80% of all youth in at least one quality youth development program by the year 2000. (Contains nine figures.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Parent Attitudes, Participation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Surveys, Urban Youth, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Youth Coordinating Board, Minneapolis.
Authoring Institution: Search Inst., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)