ERIC Number: ED443785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
City of Minneapolis Park & Recreation Summer Youth Report, 1999.
Minnesota State Dept. of Economic Security, St. Paul.
This report describes youth employment and training programs run by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) in summer 1999. The MPRB operates the Teen Teamworks program, which helps teens acquire appreciation for connections between academic, social, judgment, and job skills. MPRB has identified changing social and economic needs as a primary reason for an expanded summer employment and training program. Teen Teamworks/Earn While You Learn allows Minnesota youth to earn money and learn appropriate work maturity skills through a combination of work experience and academic enrichment. Youth participate in daily work crews, weekly classroom sessions, and voluntary biweekly recreation. Most youth work on crews performing ground maintenance in city parks. Some youth are placed at a service center. Youth assigned to work with building and center directors learn such work as scheduling the use of park equipment, answering phones, and planning group activities. Academic enrichment involves basic skills development in reading, writing, and mathematics; exploration of personal and social issues facing today's youth; and integration of classroom topics into work experiences. Data are provided on: the profiles of youth served; program outcomes; program costs and funding sources; public and private funding sources; and comments from participants. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, Community Programs, Job Skills, Job Training, Summer Programs, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Minneapolis Department of Economic Security, Office of Youth Development, 390 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN 55101; Tel: 651-296-6064.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Economic Security, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota (Minneapolis)