ERIC Number: ED442968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Route to Success: A Leader School's Youth Consultant Program. Linking Learning with Life.
Kelley, Jennifer; Specter, Joanna; Young, Jamaal
This booklet explains how high schools can replicate the service learning youth consultant program that was originally formed at Spring Valley High School (SVHS) in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1996 to assume governance of SVHS's service learning program, which is called VikingServe. The booklet begins with an overview of VikingServe and a listing of the many roles and activities performed by youth consultants at SVHS, including the following five: helping to plan, implement, and evaluate service learning activities and programs; advocating meaningful student involvement in service learning; consulting with teachers, community members, and other youth; making site visits and attending meetings to represent the student perspective and share service learning experiences; and providing leadership training for youth interested in school/community development. Discussed in the next several sections are the following eight phases of developing and implementing a service learning youth consultant program: selecting a consultant team; nominating team members; designing the team's infrastructure; forming and operating standing and ad hoc committees; conducting meetings and activities; organizing a retreat; removing youth consultants; and funding the consultant program. Several forms are provided for use in the consultant nomination process. Also included are management and training tips and the addresses of six resource organizations. (MN)
Descriptors: Consultants, Consultation Programs, Demonstration Programs, Guidelines, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Models, Program Development, Records (Forms), School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Teamwork, Youth Programs
National Dropout Prevention Center, College of Health, Education, And Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29631-1555, Tel: 864-656-2599, E-mail: email@example.com, Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.