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ERIC Number: ED431697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 217
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57542-034-1
ISSN: ISSN-1044-4440
Directory of American Youth Organizations: A Guide to 500 Clubs, Groups, Troops, Teams, Societies, Lodges, and More for Young People, 1998-1999. Seventh Edition, Updated and Revised.
Erickson, Judith B.
This directory lists 500 organizations to help young people who want to share a special interest, make new friends, get more involved, or find out more about their future career goals. The directory is a guide to U.S. adult-sponsored, kid-targeted, national non-profit and for-profit organizations. The directory is easy to use, fully indexed, and organized by the focus of each organization. Each entry provides a contact name, address, phone number, and a brief description of the organization's objectives and activities. Available e-mail addresses and Web sites also are listed. The book includes tips on how to find local chapters of organizations and information about how to start a local chapter on the local level. The groups listed provide a vast, informal system of education through which members learn a variety of skills and values. Service, scholarship, internship opportunities, and career advice are often available. Title headings of the contents include: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "About This Directory"; (3) "A Special Note to Parents"; (4) "Directory of American Youth Organizations"; (5) "Youth Work on the Internet"; (6) "Background Information about Youth Organizations"; (7) "Resources for Administrators and Leaders"; (8) "Readings"; and (9) "Index." (EH)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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