ERIC Number: ED423378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-15
Westlawn Keys to Community. Project Report.
Roberts, Susan; Dedrick, Angie; Mitchell, Graham
This report describes a project initiated at Westlawn Junior High School, Edmonton (Canada), in which the Community Development Office of Capital Health (CDO) worked with students using the asset-based community building approach. Focus was on the discovery, connection, and mobilization of the students' assets and gifts and connecting these with those of people and groups in the communities. Fifteen grade 9 students met for one-half day per week for one term. Project leaders and the project advisor developed assumptions, goals, and objectives to guide and evaluate the project. For each youth gathering, project leaders developed a detailed plan, including expected outcomes. The youth met for 2 full-day workshops and 14 afternoons, in addition to some full days spent on special events and projects. They created, planned, and implemented two projects that fit project goals and objectives and used their own interests and abilities: working with the community to plant flowers in a local park and organizing a carnival for day care children in the area. The project evaluation recommended continuation of the project with minor modifications. The seven-page report is accompanied by these appendixes: "Who Are We?" and "Community Building Resources" brochures; community capacity building and asset mapping: model summary; "Listen and Learn I" summary; Jasper Place Gateway Foundation description; daily plans; evaluation sheet; summary of expenses; project rating sheet; evaluation executive summary; and summative evaluation questionnaire. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Coordination, Community Development, Community Programs, Foreign Countries, Junior High Schools, Program Development, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, School Community Relationship, Student Participation, Youth Programs
Community Building Resources, 10, 51330 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada T7Y 1H1 ($10 Canadian plus shipping).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Building Resources, Spruce Grove (Alberta).