ERIC Number: ED453993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Forging a New Path: A Guide to Starting Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country.
Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
To help create safe havens and positive opportunities for youth in Native American and Alaska Native communities, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) became a partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA). This guide describes how the B&GCA proven prevention model can be adapted for use in Indian Country to promote education, healthy lifestyles, cultural enrichment, and leadership development. Part 1 discusses the advantages of belonging to B&GCA, the support available through HUD for clubs in Indian Country, and the requirements for starting a club. Part 2 describes how to establish club structures and set up and operate a club. Part 3 covers resource development and fundraising, including B&GCA, federal, community, foundation, and corporate resources. Contact information is given for nonprofit agencies in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico that provide information on private philanthropic giving. Part 4 gives profiles of 18 Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country. Each profile presents a brief history of the club, programs offered, and contact information. Part 5 presents contact information for area offices of HUD's Office of Native American Programs, B&GCA regional service centers, all 47 Boys & Girls Clubs serving Indian communities, the chairman and members of the Native American National Advisory Committee, and Native American resources on the Internet. Appendices present B&GCA membership requirements, sample documents, and training and workshop opportunities for program professionals. (TD)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Disadvantaged Youth, Financial Support, Fund Raising, Grants, Leadership Training, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Resource Materials, Youth Clubs, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.codetalk.fed.us/planet/gpomanua.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Native American Programs (HUD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johnson, Bassin, and Shaw, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.