Conference on out-of-school youth

Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:12:42 -0500

AmeriCorps Conference on out-of-school youth

Dear Friends:

Are you passionate about positive youth development, yet frustrated by the
tools most frequently used for the education of youth outside of mainstream
education? Are you a leader in the field of creating opportunities for
youth "at promise", yet sometimes feel inadequate in face of the many challenges
to success? If this description fits you, and you are willing to share your
experience, ideas and vision, we need you to join a group of like-minded,
dedicated and enthusiastic program directors and educators from across the
nation in Austin, Texas, March 3rd through 5th, 1999.

We want forward-thinking people who work with out-of-school youth
(particularly those age 16-24), such as managers and educators from youth
corps, charter schools, community colleges, YouthBuild programs, AmeriCorps
programs, Job Corps programs and vocational high schools, to join us to
capture the best practices in educating youth "at-promise." We plan to
produce a document highlighting ideas that work, a document which will
become a standard reference for programs and schools. Our goal is that this
document will pave the way into the next century for high-quality programs
that serve at-promise youth.

We don't want people who intend to sit and listen. Every attendee will be
expected to actively participate in the discussions and working groups. We
want the group to build a vision based on every participant's experiences
and ideas.

If this working conference sounds right for you, you can indicate your
interest in receiving information by emailing the Texas Commission on
Volunteerism and Community Service at
<> . Conference attendance is limited, so
reply early. After you receive your conference packet, registration
services will be available by mail and on-line, with an absolute cutoff date of
February 23, 1999.

This conference is a collaboration of the National Association of Service
and Conservation Corps; YouthBuild, USA; the American Institute for
Learning; and the Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
for the advancement of youth everywhere.

For more information, contact the Texas Commission at 800-489-2627 or

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