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ERIC Number: EJ940156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Environmental Project Provides Work Experience for Rural Youth
Meier, Amy L.; Smith, Marilyn; Usinger, Janet
Journal of Extension, v48 n3 Article 3IAW3 Jun 2010
Bootstraps is a 12-week program designed for rural youth, ages 18-21, who are not working and not in school. The program goal is for participants to develop skills and motivation to find meaningful work, which is accomplished through a combination of classroom learning and practical fieldwork. The environmental fieldwork on public lands, funded by the Bureau of Land Management, provides the venue for these disenfranchised youth to change their attitudes and values about work. This article highlights the participants' developing self-awareness in light of program goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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