ERIC Number: ED414375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Programming for Girls Aged 9-15 in New York City. A Report Submitted to the New York Women's Foundation.
Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.
This report was prepared to guide the New York Women's Foundation in its grant-making activities and to provide information for decision making regarding programming for girls in New York City (New York). The Foundation asked the Academy for Educational Development to report on the status of girls aged 9 to 15 by providing data on their socioeconomic and health status, educational achievement, and involvement with the juvenile justice system. They also asked that the extent and nature of programming for girls in this age range be studied, and that portraits be developed of exemplary programs with analyses of why these programs are beneficial. The Academy was also asked to make recommendations regarding programming. The report is organized into four chapters. Chapter 1 provides a summary of statistical data on the status of girls in New York City. Chapter 2 gives an overview of girls' participation in youth programs and the perspectives of youth programmers on the needs of girls. Chapter 3 describes 3 exemplary programs and highlights factors essential to their effectiveness, and Chapter 4 provides recommendations to the Foundation about strategies it might adopt. Data from a variety of sources indicate that the availability of good programming for girls is shockingly low. Only five programs other than nationally known programs were identified in the city, and few youth workers were knowledgeable about developing separate programs for girls. Statistics on poverty, early parenthood, and the high incidence of health problems related to unprotected sex make the need for programming for girls very evident. Eight appendixes list survey respondents and present instruments used in the study. (Contains 24 charts, 2 tables, and 33 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., New York, NY.