ERIC Number: ED412310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Citizen School Volunteer Program. A Manual for Program Implementation. Intergenerational Communication, No. 1.
Kramer, Cynthia; Newman, Sally
This manual provides background information about the Senior Citizen School Volunteer Program (SCSVP) and describes the program model that has been developed and implemented by the staff of Generations Together in more than 75 schools. The SCSVP develops intergenerational programs by involving older people as volunteers in elementary and secondary schools. It was initiated in 1978, and by 1986 was in place in more than 25 school districts. Those who volunteer are aged 55 and older, and come from diverse socioeconomic, racial, and economic backgrounds. As volunteers they participate for at least one half day a week, reinforcing students' skills, sharing their own interests and talents, and helping students achieve academic and social growth. This manual describes how to operate the SCSVP program, describing its background, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation. An appendix describes role play activities and contains workshop handouts and evaluation forms for participant feedback. (Contains 10 charts, 4 graphics, and 26 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Aides, Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Generations Together Publications, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-5907 (publication No. 235, $15).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Generations Together.