Box 3, Folder 17, Document 67

Dublin Core


Box 3, Folder 17, Document 67

Text Item Type Metadata




Two northside Atlanta teen-agers are spend-
ing their summer without pay keeping up with
150 active, noisy children.

“It’s hectic, but these kids ar-<ime other
kids. There just isn’t any differenceeecause of
color,”’ said Walter DuPre, 15, 2677 Arden Road,
N.W. one of the recreation volunteers at the
West End Neighborhood Service Center of Eco-
nomic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.

“IT never worked with kids before.’’ said Paul
Duke, 16, 3515 Paces Ferry Road.) WoW. “Yne
trips and activities mean a lot to them—and me.
It’s very boring for them when they have noth-
ing to do.

DuPre and Duke attend Episcopal High
School in Alexandria, Va., and knew each other
before they volunteered their services this

DuPre said he took the job because he was
interested in learning about Atlanta. ‘During
spring vacation I started calling agencies to see

Teenagers Spend Summer
Working a? EOA Center

what I could do. I kept getting referred from one
agency to another until I got to EOA and talked

_toMrs. June Sammons, volunteer coordinator."

Duke said he became interested in the work
because of DuPre and because he wanted to

- work with youngsters. ‘I’ve learned a lot about

patience since I’ve been with the center. The
work has been very satisfying.”

The young men work five days a week in
their volunteer jobs. Both will miss summer
vacations to continue their work.

“We plan recreation for the kids, ‘‘DuPre
said. ‘‘We take them swimming, to the movies
and have taken them to Fernbank Science Cen-
ter. We plan to take them to Stone Mountain and
are trying to bum tickets to other recreational
facilities.”’ -

Both young men are swarmed by yelling kids
all day long, and they enjoy the quiet when they
go home at night.






Document Viewer