ERIC Number: ED476582
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Development Needs and Capacities in the District of Columbia.
This report examines, ward-by-ward, indicators of need for youth development services in the District of Columbia (DC), including high school dropout rates, unemployment, poverty, involvement with the criminal justice system, teen parenting, and youth mortality. It discusses capacity to provide various youth development services to address those needs. It puts Department of Labor funded employment and training efforts into context, showing how they relate to and build on mentoring, social services, health-related programs, and recreation and cultural activities. Data come from the DC Administration for Children and Families' Youth Service Directory 2001 and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Managers' Survey of Programs for Youth 14-21. DC's dropout rate is 40 percent overall and 45 percent for African Americans. Dropout rates are very uneven across the city. Need for youth development services tend to be much greater east of the Anacostia River and in north central DC. This city, which has the highest youth incarceration rate in the country, has few programs specializing in mentoring. Aside from schools, recreation centers are the most widespread network of youth development facilities in DC. A residential correctional facility is by far the largest program in the city. The survey and directory are appended. Exhibit materials, containing statistical data, maps showing the locations and number of youth programs, and survey results, are also included. (Contains 50 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Dropout Rate, Early Parenthood, Males, Mentors, Poverty, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Unemployment, Urban Areas, Youth Programs
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Web site: http://www.jointcenter.org/aamales/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia