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NCJ Number: 160585 Find in a Library
Title: Matter of Time: Risk and Opportunity in the Out-of-School Hours; Recommendations for Strenghtening Community Programs for Youth
Corporate Author: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
Washington, DC 20036
Sale Source: Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development
11 Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following a discussion of the importance of providing positive community-based activities for youth, this booklet describes a few such programs and then provides recommendations for the development of these programs.
Abstract: The booklet opens with a challenge to families, schools, and community organizations to develop opportunities for youth to experience social interactions and engage in activities that make positive contributions to their own development in becoming productive adults while serving the community. The programs described focus on summer youth employment, substance abuse treatment and prevention, AIDS education, sports and recreation, the performing arts, involvement in a children's museum program, youth participation in government planning for youth, and church- based tutoring. Recommendations for program goals focus on the various components of youth development: health and physical well-being, personal and social competence, cognitive and educational competence, preparation for work, and leadership and citizenship. Further, recommendations for activities and participation are provided for the key partners in youth development: families, schools, health agencies, higher education and research institutions, businesses, public and private funders, government, and the media. Ten organizations are listed as resources for youth professionals and citizens who are developing or expanding their programs during the out-of-school hours.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Community crime prevention programs; Community involvement; Youth community involvement; Youth groups
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