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ERIC Number: ED068261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 28
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Project STAY.
Smith, Bert Kruger
Project STAY (Scholarships to Able Youth), located in the barrio of San Antonio, Texas, helps young people stay in school beyond the secondary grades. The project provides outreach services to meet the needs of the students. Its primary service is to act as an advocate for these young people. The project recruits all types of youth from families in poverty areas who suffer economic deprivation, whether they have excellent grades or are low achievers. Project STAY persuades institutions to reevaluate their services for low-income and minority students. Among some of the project's outreach services are (1) instigating new ways of looking at college entrance examinations; (2) seeking possibilities for scholarships and grants; (3) encouraging colleges to utilize financial aid programs available through the Federal and State governments and to reevaluate their admissions policies in relation to these students; (4) encouraging the College Entrance Examination Board to establish test centers close to the neighborhoods; (5) helping to develop additional sources of aid for students through organizations, individuals, and foundations; (6) working with private colleges to allow for application fee waivers, (7) encouraging doctors to provide examinations for college health care, and (8) providing extensive information on education opportunities. Project STAY involves the parents in the process of aiding in their children's education. Staff members, who are all bilingual, serve as personal models for the young people. (NQ)
Publications Division, The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, P.O. Box 7998, University Station, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712 (Single copies free; more than 5 copies, $0.30 each)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.