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NCJ Number: 62993 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: TRAINING FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Social Action Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 165
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Social Action Research Ctr
Berkeley, CA 94704
Grant Number: 78-JN-AX-0013
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ACTIVITIES AND OUTCOMES ARE REPORTED FROM A CONFERENCE THAT TRAINED EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES PERSONNEL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACTION PROGRAMS INVOLVING YOUTH IN SCHOOL RENEWAL AND REFORM AND EMPLOYMENT.
Abstract: THE TRAINING PROGRAM WAS BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT JUVENILE DEVIANCE AND DELINQUENCY CAN BE GREATLY REDUCED. THIS CAN BE DONE BY INVOLVING YOUTH IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT BRIDGE THE ADULT WORLD OF WORK AND COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY. THE PARTICIPANTS, WHO REPRESENTED A NUMBER OF STATES AND LOCALITIES, WERE DIVIDED INTO TASK FORCES AND GIVEN THE ASSIGNMENT OF DEVELOPING AN ACTION PLAN FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. THE ACTION PLANS REFLECT THREE MODELS THAT CAN BE USED AS PROTOTYPES. THE 'PEER MODEL' INVOLVES YOUTH IN SCHOOL-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES RELATED TO SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, STUDENT LEARNING, AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF YOUTH. THE 'WORK MODEL' EMPHASIZES COMMUNITY SERVICE AND LEARNING. THIS MODEL CAN BE APPLIED, OFTEN WITH NO ADDITIONAL COST, TO CETA PROGRAMS AND OTHER COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES. THE 'URBAN MODEL' INVOLVES YOUTH IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LONG-RANGE URBAN MASTER PLAN. SPECIFIC ACTION PLANS UNDER THESE THREE MODELS ARE DESCRIBED FOR THE 14 TASK FORCES. THE APPENDIX PRESENTS A COPY OF AN ARTICLE THAT DESCRIBES A THEORY OF VALUING YOUTH THAT WOULD LEAD TO TRUE YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY LIFE. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention; School delinquency programs; Workshops and seminars; Youth development; Youth employment
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