ERIC Number: ED459540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Youth Success: Resource and Training Manual. Connecting Schools, Families, and Communities for Youth Success.
Dorfman, Diane; Douglas, Randi; Ellis, Debbie; Fisher, Amy; Geiger, Elke; Hughes, Kendra; Ko, Lena; Saifer, Steffen
This manual is designed to assist facilitators working with members of a school community in forming or strengthening partnerships that will promote greater success for their youth. Participants can identify characteristics that are most important for youth to be successful in their community, consider ways to determine that students are developing these characteristics, identify resources and assets in the community that will help youth develop them, and plan and implement a project to promote these characteristics. Five presentation topics include: (1) "Introduction," getting acquainted, creating community networks, and introducing key points; (2) "Defining Youth Success," answering the questions "How do we define youth success?" and "What aspects of youth success are critical for us?" (3) "Measuring Youth Success," exploring ways to measure youth success; (4) "Mapping Community Assets That Support Youth Success," identifying strengths and assets within the community; and (5) "Planning the Project for Youth Success," answering the questions "What project shall we undertake to promote youth success?" and "How can we engage the community and measure the results of this project?" Students should be actively involved in the workshop in addition to adults. Scripts and overheads are included for each topic. (RT)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Support, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Success, Workshops, Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs
Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204. Tel: 800-547-6339 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.