Box 2, Folder 25, Document 10

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General Introduction
Social Services
Special Events
Special Programs
Public Relations
In 1968, The City of Atlanta, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.,
The Community Chest and several other private and public agencies and organizations sponsored a Youth Opportunity Program.
More than 65 agencies and
•rganizations participated in this program (See Attachment 1).
The overall objectives cf the Youth Opportunity Program are to
provide needed services to the poor, unemployed, socially retarded, culturally
deprived and academically delinquent youth in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area.
The majer efforts of the Youth Opportunity Program are aimed at eliminating
these conditinns.
Through the outstanding efforts and accomplishments of EOA,
The City of Atlanta, The FEB, The Community Chest and several other agencies
and organizations, the 1968 YOP yie lded the foll owing:
14,990 youth attended sunnner school;
3,000 youth received special remedial aid;
1,400 youth received special tutorial help ;
2,500 youth were contacted and urged to return to school ;
1,500 youth participated in enrichment programs ;
5,000 youth participated in Fine Arts prcgrams and activities ;
525,000 youth par ticipated in Recreational Programs ;
1,100 federa l employees volunteered to hel p in the YOP;
20,000 youth participated in camping activities ;
Private businesses donated $237,000 in cash, equipment or services
to the YOP.
Although the 1968 YOP wa s a general succe ss, some gaps and omissions
did oc cur.
These were identifie d as follows :
Recreation activities for youth ages 16-21 were virtually
Ge nerally, no programs operated on week-ends;
Several agencies and organizations did not fulfill their
employment commitments for poor youth;
Coordination and communication between some agencies were
generally lacking;
The location of programs was widespread. However, areas
such :1s Capitol Homes, Blair Village, Hentown, StewartLakewood, Cabbagetown, Mill Village, Knight Park, Adamsville, Mechanicsville, Peopletown, Joyland, Blue Heaven,
Bush Mountain and Bass received little or no program input;
Resident camping opportunities for poor youth were woefully
lacking ;
The more attractive and de sirable special eve nts resources
were not enough to meet the need;
Tr ansportation remained a serious and difficult problem to
deal with.
The s e we r e the major problems which occurre d during the 1968
�PL..:\NNING 1969
In December, 1968, Vice President Hubert llumphrey sent a telegram to
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. i :::.r:!ic c. tin:: that federal funds will be provided to the City
of Atlanta for YOP Planning.
Mayor Allen promptly designated the Youth Council as the agency responsible for coordination of the Metropolitan Youth Opportunity Program.
addition, Mayor /,llen appointed Mr. Clarence Elsas, Chairman of the 1969 Youth
Opportunity Program.
chart of the Metropolitan Youth Opportunity Council is
The major agencies involved in the 1969 YOP Planning are EOL., The City
of Atlanta , The Community Chest, The Feder al Executive Board, The Georgia State
Employment Servoce, The Na tional Alliance of Bus i nessmen, The Atlanta f.rt s
hlliance, Fulton County Government, DeKa lb County Government, The Community
Chest Agencies , WAOK Radio Sta t ion , WSB Radio Station, The Georgia Arts Commiss i on, The DeKalb County He a lth Department, The Chr i stian Council , Li ller,
Battle, Nea l and Lindsey, The Chamber of Commer ce, The Junior Chamber of Comr.1erce,
The Atlanta Pol i ce Department , Mor ehouse Co llege, The nt l ant a Ur ban League ,
Emor y University , Atlanta Unive rsi t y , The At lant a Youth Congre ss , The Of f i ce
of Government a l Lai son, The Metr opolitan Cornniss i ou on Crime and Delinquency ,
The At l anta Chi l dren and Youth Service s Couns il.
A Technica l Executive Committee was created to assist and direct the
overall Youth Opportunity Program Pl anning.
Major decisions made by the Technical Executive Committee are as follows:
That the Atlanta Pub l ic Schools will concentrate on educational
programs, and not be responsible for operating special recreational
Tho.t the /1.tlanta Public Schools will make their facilities available to any group wishing to utilize them provided such group
assurae full responsibility for custodial and administrative costs;
That the Public Schools will indicate in early spring, those
schools where summer programs will be located;
That the Parks and Recreation Department will indicate in early
spring where surmner programs will be located;
That the Parks and Recreation Department will submit a listing of
desirable school facilities which they might utilize;
That EOf, provide a listing of locations and programs which comm
rmmity residents indicate are more desirable;
That the Chest agencies provide the Technical Executive Cornmittee
with a listinr; of programs which will be operai::ed with summer funds,
as well as, a listing of summer prograras and locations which will
be operated on their regular budget;
That the Georgia State Employment Service be respons i ble for most
YOP employment screening, processing and recruitment;
That the Georgia State Employment Service locate the Summer Youth
Opportunity Center by Harch 15. (136 Marietta Street)
Planning fo r the 1969 YOP centers around the implementation of t he
above recommendations in addition to regular and ongoing activi ties.
In late 1968, EO~ be ga n holding planning meetings i n al l of the ECA
neighborhood service centers.
At these meetings, residents and youth of the EOn service ar eas made
valuable suggestions concerning the types, locations , and hours of operation of
summer pro gr ams i n the i r neighborhoods.
The suggestions of ne ighbor hood re s i dents provided a va l uab le guide f or
YOP planning .
These mee t i ngs we r e planne d and implemented by Mr. Duke Harris on,
Recreation Coordinator, EO~ .
Based on the recommendations abov e, a s wel l as sug8es tions by residents
and youth, the Executive Technica l Committee set the following priorities:
Free passes and admi s sions t o place s of ente rtainment and
enrichment for youth of all age s.
Couns el ing and thera peutic s ervice s for all youth 13-21
who mi gh t need such
Establ ishment of such a s ervice which pre sen tly does no t
exist in t he Metropo l itan area .
Spe c ial Events
Re siden t camp i nc exper iences for inner city poor youth of
a ll a ges
Day camp oppor tunities for inner city youth .
Soc ia l Services
Special programs i n the Fine Arts for inner city poor youth
ll~-21 years of a ge
Es t abl i shment of a broad based Community /ir ts Pro gram.
Tutorial and study hel p ? r os raQS
Remedial programs i n poverty schools
Cultura l e nrichment programs
Special enrichment a nd tutorial programs for socially and
academically reta rded youth.
/ir ts
Organized athletic activities for inner city youth;
Organized activities for older teenagers 16-21 during
evening hours.
Youth 14-21 years of a8e
Poor Youth
EnGendering ~o l untccrs to assist operating agencies in areas
of need.
~ggressive recruitment of youth vo l un teers.
Centralize the transporation funds and dispa tching of buses
Provide adequate transportation for all program components
~:e ed i nt i t •
�~ 1
Public Relations
Widespread distribution of progran locations, operation, requirements, cost, etc. to utilizers of services through the
various medin
Effective publicizing of program achievements to total com•
Urban Corps
Provide meaningful employment for poor college youth, who need
money to return to school
Provide agencies with an additional personnel resource at low
In addition to the suggestions concerning major programming, the Committee suggested that special attention be given to unemployed youth, 16-21;
socially and academically retarded youth, 6-18; culturally deprived youth, all
ages, and youth leadership and development ages ll~-25.
The Technical Executive Committee also a greed that effective program
planning depends upon the availability of funds and resources for prograr~aing.
In this respect, the Committee agreed t o work toward an early coP.1r1itment of
funds for prograrrnning.
Such funds i nclude planning funds $45,000, OEO-EOA,
$612,000, City of Atlanta $300,000, The Community Chest $15,000.
funds have been c orrnnitted .
J\.11 of these
Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. Honorary Chairman
DeKalb Cormnissioner, Clark Harrison~ Honorary V. Chainnan
Fulton Conunissioner, Walter Mitchell - Honorary V. Chairman
Mr. Clarence Elsas, General Chairman
Mrs. Carrie B. Wright, General V. Chairman
Program SubCommittees
- Employment
- Mr. Harding B. Young
- Recreation
Mr. ~ . B. Padgett, Chairman
- Camping
Mr . Frank Player, Chairman
Mr. Charles Green, Chairman
- Education
Dr. Hilliard Bowen , Chairman
Mrs. Mary Sanf ord, Co-Cha irman
- nr ts
Mrs. Rhodes Perdue , Chairman
Mrs . Harold Bar r e t t , Co-Chairman
- Soci al Services
Mrs . Benj amin Brown, Cha irman
- Special Events
Mr. Waymon Wright , Chai rman
- Volunteers
Mrs . Frances Parham, Chai rman
- Transportation
Mr. Robert Woods
- Public Relations
Mr. Zenas Sears, Chairman
Technical Executive
Mr. Dan Sweat
Mr. James McGovern
Mr. Peter White
Mr. Jerry Luxemberger
Mr. Jack Delius
- Mr. John Cox
- Mr. Alan Koth
- Mr. Lyndon Wade
- Mr. Clinton Rogers
- Mr. Thomas J. Par ham
~Mr .Richard Hicks
- Dr. John Letson
- Mr . Nicholas Novak
- Mr . J ame s Rogers
- Dr. Harmon Moor e
- Mr . Michael Hollis
- Mr . A. B. Padgett
- }1r . Harold Barr e t t
- Mr . I r win Lewis
- Ca pt. Howard Baugh
- Mr . Ermne tt Lee
�- 8-
Agencies and Organizations Providing Planning - Coordina tion l\.ssistance to the
Metropolita n Council on Youth Opportunity
Federal Agencies
Federal Executive Board
Defense Depa rtment
Labor Department
Housing and Ur ban Development
Health, Education and Welfare
Interior Department
Commerce Department
Department of Justice (CRS)
Civil Service Commission
Department of Transportation
State L\gencies
Offi ce of the Governor
Family and Ch i ldre n Service s
Educa tion
Hea l t h
Governor Commis s ion on Cr ime and Justice
.L\.r t s Commis sion
Recr eation Connnis s i on
University of Georgia
Ge or gia St a t e Co l l ege
Georgia De pa r tment of Labor
Me ntal Health Ins t itu te
Scholar ship and Loan Commission
Fulton County Commissioners
Fulton County De partment of Family a nd Children Services
Fulton County Schools
DeKa lb County Department of Family and Chi ldren Services
DeKalb Count y Schools
Fulton Count y Juve nile Cour t
Fulton County Hea lth Department
DeKalb County Recreation Depa r t ment
DeKalb County Heal th Depa r t ment
Suicide Prevention
City of l'i.tlanta
Office of Mayor
Palnning Department
Public Works Dc p~rtment
Recreation and Parks
Children and Youth Services
City Service Coordination
Connnunity Relations Cormnission
Police Department
Atlanta Public Library
Model cities
Fire Department
Other Public Agencies
Economic Opportunity
Atlanta Board of Education
Atlanta Housing Authority
Clayton County Board of
Decatur Publi c Schools
Private Non-Profit Health Education and Welfare l\.gencies
Community Chest··Uni ted Appeal
Corrnnunity Council of Atlanta
Atlanta Menta l He alth Associa tion
f..merican Social Health Association
l\.nti-Defamation League
Camp Fit e Gir ls
Atlanta Employment Eva luation Services Center
I;c/3<'.l l f',i d Society
Atlanta Univer si t y School of Socia l Work
Atlanta Urban League
Bethlehem Wesley Cormnunity Centers
Bi g Brothers Associa t i on of Atlan ta
Atlanta Univer s i t y Multi - pur pose Training Center
Cancer Socie ty of Atlant a
Ge or gia He art hssoc iat ion
Me tropo l i tan Cr i me Connniss i on
Goodwi ll Industry
Boys Club, Inc. of At l ant a
Boy Sc outs, At l anta L\rea Counci l
Butler Street YMCA
Camp Fire Gir l s, I nc.
Carrie Steele Pitts Home s
Catholic Social Service s of Atlanta
Children Center of Metropolitan Atlanta
Greater Atlanta Connnittee on Crime and Delinquency
�-10Grady Homes Conununity Girls Clubs
Kirkwood Christian Center
National Youth Courtesy Foundations
Paul P.nderson Youth Home
Planned Parenthood fi.ssocintion of L"..t lanta
Emory University
Metropolitan YMCA
Metropolitan YWCfi.
Travelers Aid Society of Atlanta
Women in Community Services
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Salvation Army



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Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta
Metropolitan Council of Churches
liME Ministers Union
Inter-Denominational Ministerial Alliance
Baptist Ministers Union
Atlanta Archdiocese
Georgia Council of Churches
Business, Civil Right Services and Educational GrouEs
Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Merit Employers As sociation
Retail Wholesale Merchants Association
Frontier Club
National Congre ss of Colored Parents and Teachers
National Conference of Christian and Jews
Atlanta Bar Association
Optimist Club of Atlanta
Y's Club Butler Street YMCA
Rotary Club of Atlanta
Kiwanis Club
Jr. League
Emory University
Atlanta Traffic and Snfety Council
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Council of Jewish Women
Apartment Owners Association
Metropolitan Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Georgia Labor Council /\FL-CIO
Mr. Harding B. Young - Chairman
The major emphasis of the 1969 Youth Opportunity Program is youth
An employment sub-committee is now working to deal with the
problems in this area.
Several agencies will assume major r esponsibilities for the Youth
Employment phase of the YOP.
Ge orgia State Employment Services
The Ge orgia State Employment Services will be generally responsible
for the processing , sc r ee ning, referring and follow-up for the following
agencies :
The Nationa l Al l iance of Busine ssmen, Fulton County, Rent-A-Kid,
Fe de ral Agencie s, AFL-CIO, miscellane ous pl acements , NAACP, and the Atlanta
Youth Congre ss.
additional t a s ks.
In add i tion , the Employment Se rvice has undertaken seve r al
The s e inc l ude :
Ma i le d 13,000 Job Solicitations Le tter s to pr ospective employe rs
in the met r opolitan area;
Loca te d the Summe r Youth Opportunity Cente r at 136 Marie tta Street ;
Es t ablis hed l aison be t ween NAB and the GSES ;
Me t with t he At l a nta Brave s and Atlanta Chie fs a nd arranged f or
10,000 free t icke t s ea ch to a Ba s e ba ll Game and a Soccer Game.
The GSES has a s s i gned Mr . J im Wa ite s t o s erve a s direct or of the
Job So l icitation Sta ff.
The e nti r e s taff will be on board and ope rating by
May 19th.
Nat iona l Al l i a nce of Busine ssme n
The Nat i onal All iance of Bus i ne ssme n wil l devel op summer j obs f or
youth who will be return ing t o s choo l .
Such j obs are being developed in t he
-12various industries and businesses through out the Metropolitan Atlanta Area.
Mr. Henry Reid is the contact for the NAB Program.
A unique and imaginative employment program will operate in the
Sunnner of 1969.
This program is named Rent-A-Kid.
The Main Office of Rent-A-Kid will be located in the State Employment
facility at 136 Marietta Street .
Rent-A-Kid is designed to provide part-time and domestic type employment for youth 14-16 who, because of laws and other reasons, cannot get jobs.
It will fill the employment gap between the 14 year old to 16 year old youth.
The various locations, contacts and other information concerning
Rent-A-Kid is as follows:
Bedford Pine
547 Hunt Street, N.E.
Gr ant Park
645 Grant Street , S.E.
West End
1040 Fair Street,
s . w.
St. Vincent de Paul
Joe Flannagan
Ga. Ave. Presby. Church
Jim Hicks
M. Agnes J ones School
Ge ne Ruyle
Forest Park
4871 College St reet
Fore st Park, Ge or gia
Clayt on County EOA
Jane Tap p
929 Connnercial Street
Conyers, Ge orgia
Roc kdale County EOA
Ed Gamble
48 3-9512
840 Marietta Street
Ce nt ral City EOA
Tonnny Hess
N.W. Perry Extension
N.W. Perry EOA
1927 Hollywood Road 1 N.W.
George Dodd
Dixie Hills
2913 Verbena Street
West Central EOA
Amos Parker
Edgewood EOA
George Wilborn
�-13Mr s. Joy Rue l is coordinating the Rent-A-Kid Project.
Earn and Learn
Anothe r unique and innovative employment project is the Earn and Learn
Proj e ct.
This pr oj e ct is also de signed to pr ovide employment for youth 14-16
years of age.
Earn a nd Learn is sponso red by several churches.
Trinity Me thodist Church
Rev e r e nd Frank We athe rsby
265 Wa shington St ree t , S . W.
688 - 1567
Pe achtree Pre sbyt e rian Church
Re verend W. W. Wi ll i amson
3443 Roswe l l Roa d, N. W.
237-157 8
North De catur Pre sby t e rian Church
Reve r end T. W. Tuc ke r
611 Me dlock Road
De catur , Ge org i a
63 6-1 06 9
Hillside Pre sbyt er ian
Rev e r e nd Rola nd Perdue
18 79 Col unvia Dr i ve
De catur , Ge org i a
289- 3092
Ea s t La ke Me thodis t Chur ch
Rev e r e nd Phi l Barnhar t
2500 Bouleva r d Drive , N. E.
377 -1 505
The se are :
Economic Oppor t unity At l a nta
Ano ther youth empl oymen t activity t o be under t ake n thi s sunnner will
be t he EOA Summe r Youth Employmen t Pr ogram .
I n a dd i tion to youth be ing employed
t hrough the EOA f unde d proposa ls, EOA wi l l h i r e 253 youth this s ummer .
The s e
j ob s will be pr ovide d t hr ough the EOA Neigh bor hood Serv i ce Center s.
Fe deral Agenc i e s
The various f e deral a genc i e s will be hi ring youth aga i n t h i s s ummer .
�-14In addition to Civil Service Jobs, youth will be provided with other types
of employment.
City of Atlanta
As a spe cial surrnner e ffort the City of Atlanta will be hiring youth
in part-time and full-time jobs.
Fulton County
The Fulton County Department of Family and Children Services and the
Fulton County Personnel Departments will be hiring youth this summer to work
in various jobs.
Urban Corp
Urban Corp is a special project which provides sunnner jobs for
college and unive rsity youth.
Such youth will work in branches of government
or with privat e , non-profit agencies.
The AFL-CIO will provide jobs for youth 18 and over .
Such jobs will
be ava ilable in construction and bui l ding t rade s.
Neighborhood Youth Corp (In-school)
NYC (in- s chool) wi ll ena ble 1,200 youth to earn money dur ing the
summer months.
Mr . Wi l liam Mars hall coordina tes the in-school pr ogram.
At lanta Police Department
The Atlanta Police De partment will hire yo ut h th is summer to work as
Corrnnunity Service Off icers.
The NAACP will sponsor a Youth Employment Project.
will serve youth ages 16-22 .
This project
The project will unde ttake its own job develop-
�-15ment and recruitment.
In addition, job referrals will be provided free of
This project proposes to place 200 youth during the summer 1969.
project will be located at 136 Marietta Street.
Contact Miss Angela McClung
at 577-5821 or 577-4399.
Atla nta Youth Congress
The Atlanta Youth Congress will solicit jobs from small neighbo~hood
In addition, the Youth Congress will provide volunteers to the
Ge orgia State Employment Services to pe rfor m job placeme nt tasks.
The Youth
Congress expects to develop 200 jobs.
The goals and commitments of the various agencie s providing and/or
soliciting jobs a r e a s follows :
National Alliance ,·of · Businessme n
2 , 500
EOA Funde d Pr oposa ls
Urban Cor p
City of Atlanta
Fulton County
1 , 200
2 , 000
Earn a nd Learn
Federal Agencies
Atlanta Police De partme nt
Miscellaneous (GSES)
Atlanta Youth Congress
-16The employment aspect of the Youth Opportunity Program is well
ahead of the 1968 program.
For example, in 1968 the job commitment was
In 1969 the commitment is 8,988 or 47% more than 1968.
Mr. A. B. Padgett, Chairman
There are approximately 500,000 youth in Metropolitan At lanta.
of these youth will be seeking ways to spend their leisure time during the
summer months.
Unfortunately , the lack of recreational and leisure time activities
is most acute in the poverty communities.
City of Atlanta Parks & Recreation Department
To meet the acute shortage of whole some recreation in poverty
communities the major a gencies are pooling their resources .
Forsmost among
these agencies is the Atlanta Parks and Recreati on Department.
The Parks
Department i s a ssuming the larger portion of operating responsibilities f or
the Youth Opportuni t y Recreation Program.
The Atlanta Parks a~d Recreation Department will ex pand the r egular
program during the months of June , July, and Augus t with particular emphasis
on provi ding needed recreationa l faci l ities and ac tivities f or the peop l e
living in the disadvantaged areas of t he city.
Leadership i s provided at twenty-four locations in the target areas
on a twelve mon th basis.
wi ll be opened .
For the summer of 1969, forty-ei ght a ddi tional areas
The use of t wenty-seve n differ ent school f acilities has been
requested and, granted.
This will give a tota l of ninety-nine supervised re-
creati on areas f or t h is summer.
AB added requests are anticipated, it is most probable t hat over one
hundred areas will be in operation before t he end of t he summer .
Block parks will be open from 9:00 .'i.. M. until 9:00 P.M. a r.d connnuni ty
�-18center buildingx from 10: 00 A.M. until 10 :30 P,M. Monday through Saturdya.
An additional staff of approximately t wo hundred and seventy-five
trained in various recreation skills will be employed.
There will also be
one hundred and seventy youth assistants (age 16-25) employed from the target
They will be placed in job slots in their own neighborhoods.
Another five hundred youth a.ssi:.tants will be given an opportunity
for a camping-work experience at Wi lderne ss Camp.
Fifteen At lanta Concentrated
Employment Program (ACEP) workers will a lso participate in the program.
Close coord ina tion has been maintained throughout the fall and winter
with Economic Op portunity Atlanta and the ~tlanta Youth Council.
Members of the
Recreation Department staff have attended meetings with members of the various
neighborhoods in the ~ity to determine thei r needs and desires in the type
program to be offered this summer.
Activities t o be offered wi ll include the f ollowing:
Ar ts a nd Crafts
Paint ing
Drawi ng - pencil , crayon
Pa pier-Mache
Crepe paper projec t s
Block pr inting
Weavi ng
Stitcher y
Jewelr y making
Wood working
Camp Crafts
Go lf
Singing game s
Music appreciation
Physical Fitness
S limna s tics
Weight Lifting
Se lf De fense
Softba ll
Ba seball
Track <'x Fie ld
Tab l e Tenni s
Day Camps
Re s ident Camps
Wilderne ss Camp
Nature Programs
Golde n Age Clubs
Teen Clubs
Charm Cl asses
Low organized games
�-19Folk dancing
Modern dancing
Tap dancing
Baton twirling
Cheer leading ·
Social Recreation
Flower arrangements
Table games
Quiet games
Box hocke y
Model boats
Model cars
Mode l airplanes
Movie s
Trips - Kennesaw, Six Flaes Over Ge orgia , Baseball and Soccer Games, Zoo,
Cyclorama, Stone Moun tai n , Coca Cola Company, Lays Potatoe Chip, General
Motors, and other points of interest in Atlan ta.
Tournaments - Softba ll, Baseball, Basketba ll, Te nnis.
Wilderness Camp - fifty underpr i v i ledged boys per day for ten weeks - earning
$1.60 per hour for five hour pe r day.
Track and Fi eld Meet - Boys and Girls.
Swimming Me ets - Boys and Girls.
Contests - Hula Hoop, Horseshoes, Car r om.
Picni cs, Parties, Da nces
Play Day - Ci ty-Wide
Guitar Le ssons - Ba ttle of the Bands
Airplane Flights
Free mi lk, f ru i t ,j u ice, and c ookies
Sprink l er s
The f irst week of June will be devoted to a training session f or al l
new per sonnel.
t:,.11 areas wi ll b e open a nd a full program in effect starting
June 9 a nd wi ll con t i nue through Labor Day~ September 1.
Parks , Playground s
Recreat ion Ce nt er
Area I
Twe lve Month Ooe rntion
Home Park
Howell Park
J. A. White
~'(Ashby Circ le
'>'(Madd ox
~'(Mc'.lgnol ia & Maple
�*Central City (717 Marietta)


\-Ladd Street

'cMoz ley Park


',Vine Ci ty

Strong & Kennedy



\-Wes t End Park

',Tnrget Areas - lt'.~

Area I I
Twelve Month Operation
Orchnrd Knob
Pe r kerson
S outh Bend


\-Joy land


'c (Thomasville - not open)

(Under Construction)

\-Bethlehem Center

\-Brown Avenue




\-Park Av enue -Lansing


', Target Areas - 11

lliArea III
Twelve Month Operation
Go.rden Hills
E. P. Howell
Peachtree Hills



,'<'Forrest & Fort
·k666 Pa rkway
.,,,Angier & Pa rkw-ay

'cBoulevo.rd & Auburn

Boule v ard Place & Gle nn Iris

\-Daniel Street

Hanover* Renfr oe

Perry Bou levard - Lively

\-Piedmont Park

\-Sampson & East

,'<-Vernon Street

Wylie - Tye

>\-618 Invin Stree t
Tnrge t Areas - ll}
Area I V
Twelve Month Opera tion
Ad ams
Ben Hill
We st Manor
>'rEnglish Park
>'t- A.: dington Circle
>',Center Hill

Mary George Ave. - Perry Homes

'<"Radc liffe

',Perry Boulevard - Habershall

.,,,Tremont Drive
�-21'>'(Wilson Avenue

2185 Verbena Street

'"'Gun Club

Target Areas - 12
Twelve Month Operation
East Lake
,'I-Daniel Stanton
'>'(Dodd Avenue

71 Little Street

'>'(Capitol Avenue
,'l'C:apitol Homes Center
,'<'Connally Street
,':Grant Park


,'<'Richardson Street Center


Walker Park



Windsor-Ri chardson

Target Areas - 20

Tota l
Swimming Pools
The f ollowing are opened dai ly for those wishing to swim.
are scheduled from 10: 00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon, Monday - Friday for individua ls
who come t o the parks and register.
Cand ler
Chastain Memor ial
Garden Hills
J oyland
South Bend
Washingt on
Wesley Avenue
John i'. , Wh ite
These pools are opened dai ly.
10:00 A. M. - 3:00 P.M. , Monday - Friday:
Gun Club
Lessons are offered to groups from
· . .• l
Area I
Marvin Billups
Thurmond Street
Magnolia & Maple (moved from Rhodes)
Ladd Street (new-if available)
/i.rea I I
Mollie Wagoner
Georgia Avenue - McDanie l
Plunket town
Area I II
Bu t ler
Hanover - Renfroe
.Sampoon East (moved from Wylie-Tye )
Bedford Pi ne (moved from Nerritts )
Irwin St r ee t (new - if available)
/:..rea I V
David Knowlton
Verbena Street
Perry - Habershall
Ar l ington Circ l e (new - if available)
!1.rea V
Eddie McLemore
Li tt l e Street (moved fr om Connally )
Haygood - Crew
Washington - Ryder
Wa l ker Park (new - if avai l ab l e )
Rec r ea tion in the El ementary Schools
Recreat i ona l and enrichment pr ograms will be sponsored at some of t he
At l anta Sch ools by the City Parks and Recreation Depa rtment.
The program wi ll
consist of a variety of recreationa l activ ities and enrichment programs such as:
arts and crafts, drama, singing for fun, entertai~,ment, fie l d trips, swimming,
The recreation program in the fo llowing schools will bogin June 9, 1969
and terminate August 23, 1969:
Blair Village
But l e r
Walter 1.iJ hite
West Fulton
Daily Hours
L} :00
4 : 30
/+ :00
L~ :00
L} :00
L~ : 00
12: 00
P.M. -9: 00
P.M.-9: 30
P. M.-9: 30
P.M. - 9 :00
P.M.-9 : 00
P, M.-9 : 00
P .M. - 8 :00
P,M.-3: 00
P. M.-8 :00
P.M.- 9 :00
P . M. -9 :00
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9 :00
9 :00
9: 00
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1 :00
12 : 00
P.M.-6 :00
P .M. -6 :00
A.M.-9: 00
A.M. -1 :00
P .M.-6: 00
P .M. -6 :00
P . M. -6 :00
P.M.-8 :00
P. M.-3: 00
P.M. - 8: 00
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P.M.-6 :00
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�Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Inc.
Another large recreation component for 1969 will be the EOA Recreation
This program will operate through the 14 Neighborhood Service Centers
of EO.i\ .
I't will cover most of the poverty areas in f,tlanta and the Metropolitan
These programs are as follows:
EOA Central City Neighborhood Service Center will operate a summer
recreation program.
This will be operational in the following
Central City Youth Center, Salvation Army Red Shield
facility, area playlots and the neighborhood service center.
will be employed as assistants for the program.
These youth will
be recruited. from the Central City target areas.
The following
activities are planned:
Field trips, dances, sports, counseling,
employment referral, arts and crafts.
Activities will also be
offered t o young adults in the evenings.
This program is de•
signed to meet the demands of all age levels in target area.
EOA East Central Neighborhood Service Center will offer programs
involved in employment, cultural, and recreaticnal activities,
Referral and program assistance will be gi ven to other agencies
operating programs i n the target areas of East Central.
program will consist of sports, r e creation activitie s , youth
center , cul t ur al ac tivities, arts and cra f ts, and f i eld t ri ps.
Youth wi ll be employed t o assist in t hese projects.
yout h wi ll be r ecr u ite d fr om the EOA t arge t areas .
EOA Edgewood Neighbor hood Ser vice Ce nt er wi ll organiz e a r e creation,
cu l tural and empl oyment pr ogram. Programs wi l l include recreati onal
sports, dancing classes (balle ts), tours, drama experience, trips
�-25to the then.ters, plays, musicals.
skating, anc! horseback riding.
Other activities are bm;1 ling,
Other aspects of the program
includes referral to other programs offered in the t a rget areas,
coordination of resident camping and day camp programs, establishment of a target area youth council.
L campmobile will also tour
the areas of high population on a weekly schedule.
Youth and
young adults wi ll be employed to assist and direct these l)rograms in the target areas of EO.'.,.•
EOA Gwinnett Coun ty Ne ighborhood Service Cen ter will organize
r ural and semi-rura l recreational spor ts, league plan, playlots, field trips, camping, sewing, personal hutiene, water and
heating, safety, first aid, drama, musical activities.
councils wi ll be organi zed to assist i n these programs.
project will be operated in the EOil. target a r eas.
Thi s
Youth and
young adults will be employed t o assist and direct these programs.
EOA Nt~ H~Washington Neighborhood Ser vice Center will organi ze
recr eat i on, cultur al/educati onal , and employment programs.
Pr o -
grams wi ll include sports , clinics, dances, dram.a, t he ater, and
organizat i on of youth c ounci ls .
Youth and young adu l t s wi l l be
hired t o as s i s t and direct thes e programs.
The pr oj ects uill be
located and operated in the EOA target areas .
EO/\. North Fulton Neighb orhood Service Ce nte r will organize rural
and semi-rural programs f or youth and young adults.
Programs will
include recreational sports, indoor and out-of-door activities,
arts and crafts, fishing, bicycling, trips and tours, and organization of youth council.
Youth and young adults will be employed
to assist and direct these programs.
These programs will be in the
target areas of Eo:·t ,
Northwest (Perry Homes) l'eighborhood Service Center will organize
recreation, education, and employment programs.
Programs will in-
clude recreation , sports, art , ar ts and crafts, music trai ning,
drama, teenage clubs, tJa ll of Pr ide (paintings of famous heroes for
ar t part i cipants) , and all types of r ecreational acti vities.
way house will be established for school drop-out s.
h half-
This project
will a ttccpt t o h~vc youth r e turn to school via sports, education,
and counseling.
Yout h and young a dults will be employed to assist
and direc t the many varied programs offered,
All programs will be
conduc ted i n the EOA t a rge t a reas.
EOA Pittsburgh Neighborhood Service Center will organize recreat ion,
counseling, a nd employment programs.
Pr ograms offered will be re-
crea t i oruil spor t s , ar ts and crafts, cult ural tours, youth councils ,
expa nding a ctivi t i es, and program referral.
Youth and young adult~
wi l l be employed t o assis t and di r e ct these programs offered.
pr ograms wi ll serve in the t arget areas of EOA.
EOA Price Neighbor hood Servi ce Center wi ll or ganize recrea t i onal,
cultura l and e ducationa l programs.
Activ ities offered wi ll be re-
creational sports, boxing , bowling , swirmning, league spor ts, t rips,
arts and c rafts, drama , danc ing, ba llet l essons, campi ng t rips ,
baseball c linics , and pr ogram r eferral.
Yout h and young adults
wil l be employed to assist in t hese programs.
Programs wil l be
operated in the target ureas of EOt .•
EOA South Fulton Neighborhood Se rvice ~e nter will organize a recreation and employment program for youth in the rural and semi-
rural South Fulton target areas of EOi.\ .
The activities will include
recreational sports, arts and crafts, playlots, pro3ram referrals,
employment and employment referral, personal hygiene and grooming,
cultural activities, drama and field trips.
The youth recruited
for these programs offered by the Neighborhood Service Center would
not have any extensive surrnner programs were it not for t he EO!.
Neighborhood Service Center and volunteer residents of South Fulton.
Youth and young adults will be employed to direct and assist the
many varied programs offered by the Neighborhood Service Center.
EOA Summerhill-Mechanicsville Neighborhood Gervice ~enter will
organize surrnner recreational, educational, and employment programs, educational
programs, dance, arts, tutorial project, sports, leagues, trips, dances,
economic workshops, scouts, boys and girls and teenage referral.
Youth will be employed in these programs to
assist the professionals.
This program will be in the EOf.. target aree.s.
EOA West Central Neighborhood Service Center will organize a recreational, educational program for the Neighborhood Service
Center target areas.
Programs offered will include recreation,
sports, arts and crafts, tours, cultural and educational activities,
employment referral and counseling.
Youth and young adults wi.11 be
employed to assist in program activities offered by the Neighborhood
Service Center.
Volunteers will be organized to assist in programs
not fully staffed due to lack of funds.
This program will operate
during the twelve weeks of the local school vacation in the EOt.
target areas.
EOA We st End Neighborhood Se rvice Center will conduct a recreational,
educational, cultural and employment program.
Programs will include
�-28sports, playlots, arts and crafts, cultural activities, record
hops, outing, teen town, art workshops, field trips, referrals
to other agency programs.
Employment referrals~ youth cent ers,
and counseling and still other aspects of the program.
pants will be recrui ted from the target areas of West End Neighborhood Service Center.
Youth will be employed to assist i n t he
operation of these projects.
These projects will operate in EOA
target area.
EO/i. Rockdale-Conyers Ueiehborhood Service Center will organize a
rural and semi-rural recreation project.
The EOA Neighborhood
Service Center will be the only agency providing r ecreation in the
The program consists of a youth center, use of a school,
and playlots.
This program will also provide recreation sports,
night activities for teenagers , dances, leagues (baseball) ,
tutorial program, camping , trips, and counseli ng.
Youth and
young adults will be hired to assist the professionals in these
Community Chest
c, Other 1:.genc i es
In addition to the specia l recrea tional activities to be undertaken
by EOL He ighborhood Service Centers, EO/', has cont racted wi th sever al ot her
private age nc i es for r ecr eat iona l ser vices in the tar ge t a rea s lis ted below.
The :\.t l anta Gir ls ' Club , Inc ., wi ll oper ate e xpanded pr ograms at
three clubs.
The Gir ls ' Club wi l l offe r sports, c ounse ling, coed
programs, homemaking , r es ident camp ing, trips and outings, arts
and crafts , educational and cultural activities ,
recruit girl s from the target areas of EOL.
The program will
Ten young girls 14-21
-29will be hired to assist the professionals during the summer.
hours at these clubs will also be extended.
The Atlanta Area Boy Scouts will recruit 150 non-scouts and 150
youth who a re non-scout members to Day Camping two days per week
for five weeks .
Transportation wil l be provided, m8als and equi_p-
ment to insure the youth having a good experience .
This camp is a
resident camp and offers more than the normal day camp program.
Youth recruited will be in t he age r8nge of 11-13 .
will be made via the EOA Service Cel!ters i n the target areas.
youth (16-21 ) will be hil.-ed for every 10 boys attending camp.
The Butler Street YMCA will ex pe.nd its norII'.al progr ams during the
summer months .
The~1 will a lso employ 100 area youth a s
room attendants, program assistants, and send 300 youth to resident camp.
Part of the day would be in re pairing building ,
cutting trees, grass, etc.
for recreation.
The .reoninder of the day wi ll be used
Youth will a lso be hired as kitche n helpers,
junior l eaders, and assistant cabin counselors.
t een program
will be operat ed during t he evening hours for dances, pool, swinnning, movies, field trips , ycuth forum discussions, and lectures.
Other facilities being u ti l ized by the Butler Stree t YMC~ will be
the hill 'll1CA Branch, Perry Home s YMCL and the Butler Street
Re sid ent Camp, ll.llatoona.
The Grady Homes Girls' Club, Inc. wil l expand their program in the
conmrunity in hours of operation, 500 add i tional gi rls, and employment of youth ( gir ls) 14-21 , from the community being s erved.
grams wili be normal Gir ls 1 Club activities.
f,n expanded day camp
will be operated for gir ls 6 .,14 years of age from 9 :00 A.M. to
3 :00 P .M. and youths (g~_r l s) employe d as program assistants.
�-30Day Camp will offer outings, etiquette, dramatics, films, record
hops , and plays by the participants will be from the EOll. target
The Metropolitan ll.tlanta Boys' Clubs will operate six clubs in the
target areas of EOA.
The clubs wi ll expand their hours during the
sunnner months from 9: 00 l1. . M. to 10: 00 P. M. six days per week.
In addition, the Boys' Club will hire 62 youth to a ssist the professional staff.
The Boys' Clubs will expand thei r programs in
areas of spor ts, counseling, education, workshops, and normal Boys'
Clubs programs for disadvantaged poor youth.
The Metr opolitan YMCA of Atlanta and The Southea stern YMC~ will
conduct a r ecreational program i n swimming.
will be to teach youth to swim.
The Swimning Program
The normal YMCA program will also
be expanded during the sunnner months.
n-ie Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council will ope r a t e day camps for
girls which will include sports, hea lth and safety, citizenshi p ,
i nte r national scout program, arts, cooking , outdoor living, s e l f government, housekeeping, ri1oney management, family re l a t i ons ,
na ture and natura l scie nce.
I n a ddit i on , 32 girls wi ll be t ake n
t o re s ident camp (age s 10- 15 ) f or a two week period.
This program
will be operated in t he target areas of EOA.
The Roya l Knights Foundati on, Inc. , will organize recreational
programs f~r you th in the Vine City L\rea.
The program wi l l be
sports, trips, counseling, indoor and outdoor activities, day camp,
teenage program --until 9: 00 P.M. , boxing, employment referral and
Youth will be employed to assist i n the programs.
This pro-
ject will operate i n the N.1'.SH-Washington EOJ.\. area. The YMCL\ of
�-31Atlanta will operate expanded prograns for girls in the poverty areas
of At lanta.
Program activities will include preparin8 girls to pro-
perly seek employment, how to dress .'.:!.nd act during an interview, how
to answer an e:mployer, ·· fi lling out applications, refe:rences, what
relat ions of employer and employee should be, and introductions
to new job openings.
A phase of the project will also be in working,
training, office filing, business machines, and cash registers.

'.nether progrQm offered will be a training program for girls to work

with children in Heads t ar t programs.
operated prior to the summer operation.
sur.nner day camp ·will be
Twelve young girls will be
given in-service training to a ssist the professiona ls during the da y
camp operations.
L i.o ther program will be an enrichment (cultural
a nd tutorial) , drana, sewing and grooming program with group discussions in history and contributions of famoun /imer icans.
programs will be operated in the EO/\. target area s.
The U.S. Army Youth Opportunity Program is a spe cia l project opera ted
by the U.S. Army.
'TI1is program operates t o assist disadvantaged
youth in the EO,:\ East Central Neighborhood Service Center area of
At l anta.
I t wi ll operate year round and wi ll serve about 100 youth.
The project offers recreation, sports, indoor activities, ganes,
trips, tours, charn classes, movies , sewing, reading, music, arts
a nd crafts, drama, health educa tion a nd driver education.
youth recruited and referred by the
/:..ges of
EOI\. Ea st Centra l Nei ghborhood
Service Ce nter t o this project a re 11- 18 boys a nd gir ls.
The only
cha nge i n the sur:u:ner of f ered will be more outd oor activ it ies.
The Vine City Founda tion wi ll . h ire youth a s rec reation organizers
to r ecrui t youth for you t h progrnn s that be s t fit their nee ds.
�-32grruns will also be organized by youth in the following areas:
creation, tutorial, and cultural.
A group dynamics program will be
organized by hard core youth and supervised by the Vine City Foundation
Four hard core youth will be hired to work in this project.
The WAOK Ra dio Station will conduct street dances, record hops for
youth during the months.
Ten youth will be hired as Disc
Jockeys to conduct their prograr.ts.
WJ.'..OK will conduct its program
in the target a rea s of EOA.
The Wesley Community Center and Bethlehem Center will c onduct a n
expanded summer recreational program. Trips, outings, crafts, camping ,
and gar:ies indoor and outdoors are sane features of the prograra .
main feature of this project is snall group participa nts.
will be recruited fr or.i the EO/\. tar get areas of ,'\.tlant a .
The youth
The program
will a lso be operated in an EOn tar get area.
Corm:1Unity Chest L'..gencies
(Re gular Surrnner Programs)
Most of the Cor.ununity Che st Agencies and other group service a ge ncies
will conduct on-goi ng progr ams during t he sufJille r.
Such progr ams wi ll be
ava il-
able to childr e n and youth through out the metropolitan a rea .
The a ctivities of t he sa
pr ogr ar.ts wi ll be generally available t o
regular members of such agencie s .
In a dd it ion , the se agenc i es have i ndi cat ed t hat t hey wi ll make e ffor t s
to expand their regu lar programs and ext end t hem t hrou gh ou t the Summe r Vacation
These agencies are l isted a s f ol lows:
Campfire Gir ls
/\.tlanta Girls Club, Inc.
Bethlehem Community Center
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Boy Scouts
11 .
12 .
Bu tler Stree t YMCA
Grady Homes Girls Club
At lanta Boys Club
Gir l Scout s
Savannah Stree t Neighborhood House
Wesley Hous e Centers
Me t r opol itan YMC~
Me t ropolitan YWCA
DeKalb County EOli.- RecrGnt i on Depar t men t
The DeKalb County EOh and Recrea t ion Depar tment have pool ed their
resources in efforts to prov ide additional service s to DeKa lb County ' s You th
dur i ng t he surmner months.
Sever a l programs are pl anned t o effec t a more comprehensive surmner
program .
The areas planned for are a s follows :
Chamblee Dorav ille
Church lot at Peachtree
Industrinl Road
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
The end of Clark Street
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
Peters Road
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC worke rs
Washington Park
Tobie Grant Park
To be prov ided by DeKa lb
Recreation Department
3 NYC workers nee ded
Rednn Elenentary School
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
Bruce Stree t Element a ry or
Lithonia High School
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
Boulder cre s t Elementary Schoo l
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
Mil l er Grove
Mi ller Grove Bap tis t Church
1 - $900
pl us 3 NYC workers
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountai n Par k
Stillhous e
1 - $900
pl us 3 NYC workers
The YMCL\ will handle
this aren
3 NYC workers needed
Lynwood Park
Lynwood Park Eler.1entary
1 - $900
plus 3 NYC workers
08lethorpe f'l.partments
1 - $900
plus# NYC workers
County Linc
To be provided by
DeKalb Recreation Departraent
3 NYC workers needed
DeKalb l1emorial
1 - $900
Check with YMCL\ to see
if they can operate it
Total amoun ts needed:
~tlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce
L\nother privately spons ored summer program will be the various
activitie s of the At lanta Junior Chamber of Commerce.
There proGrams will be :
Vacation Days, a series of daily r e creational and educational fie l d trips for
younger chi l dren from several poverty areas; The Little Street Community Center,
a multi-purpose recreation fac ility l ocated in the Sur.merbill neighborhood .
Several Metropolitan Public Recreati on de partments wi ll be offering
special programs during the summer .
These i nc lude College Park, Ea st Poi nt,
DeKalb,County , Cl ayton County and Fulton County .
Communi ty Schools
The L\t l anta c oE1munity schools will offer a ctivities for children,
you th , and a dults in each of t he communities listed below :
Elementary Schools
High Schools
Capitol Avenue
Coan Middle
Cooper Street
Grant Park
Jerome Jones
M. Agnes Jones
Parks, Jr.
Special enrichment and recreational activities will be planned
according to the interest of the community participants.
Some of the activities
might include:
Cooking for Fun
Creative Crafts
Creative Dramatics
Creative Writing
Modern Dance
Quiet Games
Tab le Tennis
Track and Field
The enrichment activities will be scheduled for an eight-week period
be ginnigg June 9, 1969 and ending A~gust 2, 1969.
The recreational activities
will begin at the sane time but will be extended until ~UGUSt 23, 1969.
The EO~ Recreation Pr ogram is cooperati on with Parks and Recreation
Department and the Community Chest will provide widespread distribution of programs
activi ties •
•mother significant factor of the 1969 Recrea tion pro3ram i s that it
will cover the areas of unmet and new needs as identified by the Technical
Executive Corrnnittee dur ing the planning process.
Morehouse College
Morehouse Col le ge wi ll sponsor a Summer Sports Program for dis advantaged youth.
This program is funded by the National Collegiate .l\.thletic
�-36Association for approximately $35,000.
Two hundred fifty youth will participate in this program, most of
which will live in close proximity to Morehouse College.
The program will provide a hot lunch.
It also provides youth with
training in the various athletic skills.
EOn, Parks and Recreation, The Community Chest and the Youth Coun~il
will refer youth to the project.
The project will operate four hours a day
(9:30 - 1:30) for six weeks.
The Youth Opportunity Recreation Program as presently planned shows
nruch potential and improvement over 1968.
program ever.
Hopefully 1969 will have the best
Mr. Frank Player, Jr. - Chairman
Mr. Charles Green - Co-Chairman
In 1968, only 5% of the inner city poor youth participated in resident
campi ng activities.
In order to prevent the scarcity of camping opportunities
for poor youth from reoccuring in 1969, a Camping Sub-Committee was created in
January, 1969 to deal with the problem of resident camping opportunities and
cnmperships for poor youth.
The camping sub-committee has sent camping questionnaires to all
groups which operate resident and/or day camps.
The purpose of the question-
naire is to find out how agencies utilize their camps and camperships to
benefit poor youth.
Several of the agencies have indicated that they will provide camping
opportunities for poor youth.
These are as follows:
Camp Fi re Girls
We s l ey House
- - -CAMP
Eluta- Mt. Par an Rd.•
Tawasi•Mathis Da iry Farm
Cobb- Mt. View Comm. Cen .
Wohelo•Mt. Gilead
Camp Wesley, Fairburn
Bethlehem Cent er
Bert Adams (Hon. Scout )
Camp Orr
Salvation .1rmy
Camp Grandview
Boys Club
Camp Kiwanis
Grady Girls Club
Friendship Day Camp
Herndon Day Camp
University Day Camp
John Hope
Bowen Day Camp
Perry Day Camp
Grady Metropolitan
Boy Scouts
�-38Kirkwood Community Camp Calvin
Church's Christian :camp Michael
YWCA (72 Edgewood) High lnnd
I-Ii - neighbor
1.:-5 7
YWC.l\. (599 Tatnall)
Phyllis Wheatley
1\ tlanta Parks
Lake .L\l toorra, Ackw'Orth, Ga.
Wilderness-Barton County
/'. tlanta Presby.
Camp Calvin, Route 2 , Calvin
Butler St. YMCA
Lake Altoona
Eastside Day Camp--22 Butler
L,, OO
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts (City)
Day Camps
Girls Club (City)
Camp Timber Ridge, Mableton
Camp Pine Acres-/i.ckworth, Ga.
Camp Gazelle Dew-/'.rmuchee, Ga.
Stone Mountain
Washington Park
Fairburn-Kiwanis Club
Lake Spivey Jones
Chastain Park
Donnelly /'. venue
Grant Park
Techwood Project-116 Pine
Camp Wesley
Lake L\.ltoona
300 (overnight )
In addition, t he Camp ing Sub-Committee has contacted every service
club and civic group in the Metropolitan Area asking them to increase the
number of camperships they are providing t o agencies.
The Thomas Beverage Company, the local who lesaler for the Schlitz
Brewing Company is sponsoring a unique camping-incentice program.
will provide 30 youth with Camperships for one week as a beginning.
This program
Dr. Hi lliard Bowen - Chairman
Mrs. Mary Sanford - Co-Chairman
The major Youth Opportunity Program educational activities will be
operated by the various school systems.
To provide needed remedial and tutorial programs for youth;
To provide vocational information and educational activities
needed by youth to enter the labor force;
To allow creative and innovative educational programs not possibl~
during the winter months;
To offer programs and courses not genera lly available to poor
youth during the regular school year.
Special Goals:
To provide surmner remedial programs for 2,000 students;
To provide vocational, technical and occupationa l information for
2,000 students;
To provide tutoria l services for 1 , 400 students;
To provide enri chment and advance programs for 1,000 s tudents;
To launch an inte nsive back- to-school campaign to ge t 2, 000 s tudent s
to retur n to s chool .
The Atla nta School System h~s a lready i ndica ted that it will c oncentrate
only on e ducationa l a cti v i t ie s i n the summe r 1969.
In addition, the Atlanta
Schoo l System has indicated t hat one experiment a l pr ograms will be undertaken
this sunnner, which wi l l uti l ize students in curriculum planning activities.
In addition to obtaining the above c ommitment, the educational subcommittee has also contacted parochial and private schools.
The committee was
informed by such schools that they will not be operating any summer programs,
but they might let agencies utilize their facilities for special educational
�-40Atlanta Public Schools
'nle Atlanta Public School System has indicated that there will not be
tuition charge for students attending regular elementary summer school or the
fourth quarter sessions of high school.
Summer school programs will
offered at the following elementary
Area I
.i\rea IV




English ./\venue




M.A. Jones




!inderson Park

Grove Park


Peyton Forrest


Venetian Hills

Walter White

Area II
.i\rea V




Capitol Avenue
East Lake

Milton Avenue




D. H. Stant on



Grant Park Primary

Area III

Fi nch


Hil l

John Hope

Jacks on
Morni ng side



EMR programs will be offered at those schools designated by an

asterisk ..
�In addition to summer school, Head Start programs will also be offered.
These programs will be offered in the following schools:
t..rea I
Ca rter
English Avenue Primary
l1.rea II
Area III
John Hope
Anderson Park
Grove Park
Capitol i\venue
Grant Pa rk Primary
A number of special programs in addition to the regular summer programs
will be offered at schools throughout the city.
Students interested in these
programs but who attend other schools may enroll .as space permits.
J\.rea I
English l\.venue
M.A. Jones
Band, 1\rt, and Choral Music
Spanish, Typing, and Band
Band, Typing, Sewing, and Woodshop
Choral Music
Music and Art
Art, Band, and Typing
E.I.P. Projects
l\.rt, Music, Speech
E. I. P. Projects
Area II
Art, Instrumental Music, Physical Education,Typing
Art, Physical Education, Vocal Music
1\rt, Physical Education, Vocal Instrument Music
!\.rt, Typing, Physical Education, Vocal Instrumental Music
Art, Typing, Vocal and Instrumental Music
J\.rt, Physical Education, Vocal and Instrumental
Music, Typing
,\rea III
John Hope
Vocal Music, Typing
Vocal Music
Typing, Vocal Music
Drama, Vocal Music
Dancing Class, Vocal Music
Typing, Vocal Music
Vocal Music
J\.r t, Drama, Speech Therapy, Vocal Music
Area IV
Instrumental Music ••• Individual, small ensemble, and group instrument will be
offered for band and string instrumentalists. Classes will be for beginning,
intermediate, and advanced students.
Anderson Park
Continental Colony
Instrumental Music
Instrumental Music
Creative i\rts, Instrumental Music
Creative i\rts, Instrumental Music
Area V
i\rts and Crafts, Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Speech Therapy will be offered
in all sunnner schools in this area.
Coan Middle School will offer:
Home Economics
Indus trial 1\rts
a course that involves music and mathematics
(5-8 grades)
(5-8 grades) A special course in model cars
tha t includes experiences in language arts and
Pryor Street will offer:
Home Economics (Sewing, Cooking a nd Home Decoration)
Public Speaking
All high schools will operate the fourth quarter schedule beginning
June 4, 1969 and ending August 15, 1969.
Special Opportunities
Listed below arc courses other than regula r quarter offerings which
will be available a t specified high schools.
Students in any school may
rP Bi Bter for these cours es.
Arts and Cra fts •• • Dougl a ss Hi gh School of fe r s Arts and Crafts for students
adults. 5 quarter hours
AviaUon,,.Primarily a fl i ght training program taking advantage . of the best
flying s eas on wi th re lated ground school. The beginni ng stude nt will have
a n opportuni ty to get in a s much flyi ng a s poss i ble while star ting the
regular erounc school. The adva nced s t udent may continue worki ng toward
Pilot Cert i fic a t e requirements . Cost of flying : $11.00 per hour , Cessna
150 , Link tra iner time may be avai l ab le at a reasonable cost of $5.00 per
hour . For a dd iti ona l i nformation call Mrs . Ge orgia Kingdom a t 755-2231.
Grady ~ Price - Washington
15 quar t e r hours
Computer Progr am (APL) .•• A course in basic Computer Techni ques will be offered
a t Washi ngt on High School .
5 quar ter hours
Cla ss Piano .• • nn opp ortunity to study the piano a nd to l ear n to pla y s i mple nrusic
will be offered a t Smi th Hi gh School.
5 quarte r hours
Dance • •• Mode r n Dancing wil l be a par t of t he 4th quar t er a ct i vities a t Washi ngton
High School . 5 quarte r h ours
Drive r and Traffic Safety Educat ion, • • Driver a nd Traff ic Sa fe ty Education consists of two closely articulated phases:
Classroom instruction ( Driver Education 301 ) in driver and traffic
safety education cohsists of t hirty hours of instruction dealing
with driver, the vehicle, the roads, other users of the roadway,
traffic laws, insurance, and defensive driving .
Practice driving (Driver Education 302) refers to six hours of incar instruction in the skills necessary f or safe driving.
�-45Driver and Traffic Safety Educat::.on (continued) . •. Practice driving for those
pupils who have corapleted the classroom work will be available a t all
of the high schools ope rating the 4 t h quarter , providing enrollment is
sufficient to warrant the course " Student&, not t a king other subjects,
may reque s t to be s cheduled fo:i: either t he first f ive weeks or the last
five weeks of t h e L'.-t'h qu a rter. S tud e.nt taking other ;: ,;.b j e ~ts will be
scheduled to d1:ive at reg~l m·: inter vah, during the 10 -,week period .
The complete program, con:3 i s ting of the clas s r oom phase a nd practice
r~r i:uj_ng, will be offered cit p:zk~ and £2..uB_lass_. as a Second Lc1.n gun8e •. • Thj_s c O!Jrse wi ll be of ferecl on the high school
level for no c re~i t t o t Los e s tuclentn of :forc=> b ackgr ound tvho are I1aving
d i f ficult y 5.n t:1.0:t :.· c oeG becau se: of a de f:i. c i er:..::y i n English. QE~dY..non credit.
Health Occ.upationnl __':[rain:be -~
-~fl.!,.• , 'ilii& c ou:::-se wi ll b e offere d .:1t Douglass
High School. Thie wi U :i.ncl1.1ce (a) Work S tL<l:1 Progra rr,, (b) Heal ·::h Seminar,
(c ) On the Job Experie.;:ics ,. One ::0 thre e ~1ou1 .'3 da i l y . Gall Hrs . Parker
at Douglas s fo r f u rther;., nad .on "
Humanities ., e Li mi ted to s el~ c t e d 11th a rid 12 t h g:i::adE. (Se ptember, 1969 ~ students,
th i s ·course r1i:i.1. c omb i ne th1: d~.S (;~.plin eA o f a rt, nusi-::, literature, and
'.1 iato:;:. y to p ~o~J i de 1:: 1J,~oad unc.c.::: ::tunding c-f t he c ul t ural de velopment o f man.
Inclu ded in tI-:.c e j_::, a two-we ~k s tudy ::our of Virgin i a , Wash ington,
New York, a.nd s' :i rJ sachus e tt s . Appli cati ons fo r enro l lment will be sent to
each school. For fur t h 8r i nformat i on call 892-3114 . Memorial .i \r ts Center
15 quart er hours ~ c,o s t $1"/ 5 . 00
Oceanogra phy •. , Limi ted to 20 u pcoming seniors. Th i s cour se involves concentrated
study of the Marine e nvironment by interested E. tudents who have succes s fully
completed 3 quarters of ~equi red b i ology . S tudents must have par ental permi s s ion t o enroll in the course wh i ch ,;1il l mee t 5 h ours da:i. ly f or 5 weeks,
July JA -August 15 i nclud i ng one week o f s tudy at Sa pe i o Isla nd , at a cost
of around $125.00. Jobs will be secured for those una ble to pay , if
poss i ble. Applicat:i.ons will be sc re ened in e n~h high school. Applic ations
of those wh o a r e re connnended b y t h e Princ i pa l wi ll b e s ent to Mrs . Anni e Sue
Brmvn by Apri l 20 for a c:'.. t y-wi de scr eeni n g vy a c onnnittee . Northside
15 qu arter h ours
R,1ssian~ •. Regu l ar c l an s in Ru ssian wi ll be s cbedulc d for i n tere s t ed stu d ents
a t ¥ashington High Scho ol. 5 quarte r h ours
Vocational (Smith and WaGhington),,.Exp lor atory and advanced training wi ll be
offer.ed in the f ollowing v o cational are as at Smith High Schoo l: Connne rcial
Foods; Machine Shop ; Woodwork~ ~ l ectrici~y; Weldin~; Au!_?-Me chanics; and
Mechani cal Drawing. Each c ourse will be o ff e red irl. a 2~hour time block
except _!'.~ which will run 3 hours daily , 10 que.rter hours and 15 quarter
Exploratory v ocational c ours e s (3 •·hom:· time block) will be offe r ed in Food
Services, Archit12:54, 29 December 2017 (EST)' fr.!" ·f t ing, ~ eJ.dj_na, Auto Engine R~ ir, ~ut o B~Y. ~2,ai!:_,
and Painting at Wash!.ggt~E High Schoo l . 15 qua rter hours
Fulton County Schools
The Fulton County Board of Education will be operating regular sunnner
terms at the high school .level in the followine locations:
1. Milton High School
2. North Springs High School
3. · Russell High School
4. College Park Hieh School
5. Campbell High School
The tuition charges for the hieh schools are as follows:
For Fulton
a. $20.00
b. $18.00
c. $30 . 00
(!. student may
County residences:
for first subject
for each succeeding subject
for Driver Education
take any number of subjects for one subject to
The hours of operation of the high schools will be from 8:00 ~. M. to
approximately 1:30 P.M.
The term of the high schools will be June 16 - t.ugust 22, 1969.
There will be a Title I program under the 1965 ESE!..
This program involves
kindergarten activity for pre-school children and a lso remedial Reading for
children in grade s 1, 2 and 3.
The locations of these centers are as follows:
Dodd Elementary School
Roswell Eleccnt nry School
Ceder Grove Elementary School
Central Park Elementary School
Beavers Elementary School
College Stree t Elementary School
East Point Elementary School
Fai r burn Elementary School
Palmetto El ement ary School
There will be regular elementary surmner ~chool i n grade s 4 -7 a t t he
following locations:
Roswell Elementary School
Guy Webb Elementary School
Harris Street Elementary School
North ~venue Eleoentary School
M. P. Word Elementary School
nvery Elementary School
Quillian Elementary School
The dates for the Title I program and for the elementary program
(grades 4-7) are June 16 - hugust 8, 1969.
DeKalb County Schools
Surra:ner School Opportunities will be offered by the DeKalb County School
These opportunities will be offered in the following schools and loca-
Elementary Schools
Huntley Hills
Evansda le
North Central DeKalb
Clarkston-Stone Mountain
S. Indian Creek Drive
S. W. DeKalb
These schools will be open f or l~5 days, June 11 unti l ~ugust 13.
Tuition char ge will be $35.00 for the Summer Quarter .
High School s
Loca tion
Lakes i de
Cla rkston
S . Centra l DeKa lb
N. Centr a l DeKalb
N, DeKalb
Tuition charge for the high schools will be $51. 00 per unit of credit.
Registration will be held on June 9-10.
I n addition to the above, the DeKalb County School System will operate
a Title I program for 165 seventh graders at the Indian Creek School.
throughout the County will be transported to the school •
.i\.tlanta Public Library
The Atlanta Public Library will operate two special inner-city sumr:ier
programs in addition to resular l ibrnry activities.
The two library programs will be the Indian Giver and the Free Reeler ·.
Both of these pro3rams will operate from vehicles.
The Indian Giver is a small bookmobile which is stocked with paperback books for circulation among patrons.
The Free Reeler is a larger vehicle equipped with a film projector
and screen for the showing of movies.
This cinemobile will sear approximately
30 people .
The schedulad stops and locations of the Indian Giver and Free Reeler
are planned as f ollows:
AD/\.IR P/\.RK
2 :00 - L~:00
I ndian Giver
Est . 63 patrons/wk.
Free Reeler
7 :30-9:00
Es t. 60 patrons/wk .
7:30 - 9:00
Indian Giver
Est. 100 patrons /wk.
U. S • , .RlW CE11T2R
3:00 - 5: 00
Indian Giver
Est. 25 patrons /wk.
3:00 - 4:00
Indian Giver
Est. 20 patrons/wk.
4:30 - 6:30
Indian Giver
Est •. 50 pa trons/wk.
Free Reeler
Est. 25 pa trons/wk.
2 :00 - L~: 00
I ndian Giver
Est. 80 pa trons/wk.
7:30 • 9: 00
Indian Giver
Est. 100 pa t r ons/wk .
7:30 - 9 :00
Indian Giver
Est . 25 patrons / wk • .
The Fr ee Reeler will go to different areas each week to
show films to peopl e it at t r acts,
The Indian. Giver will a l ternate Snturdnys afternoon stops
between Hillcrest Center and Plunkett town but the mornins
stops have not yet been determined. We hope to have approximately
75 patrons each Saturday.
�-50Clayton County Schools
'Ihe Clayton County School System will offer summer oc~ool proerams in
several schools.
'Ihese are as follows:
Fourth quarter summes, school for crades 9-10 at North Clayton
Senior Hi3h School in College Park. Tuition charged;
Fourth quarter summer school for grades 9-10 at G. P. Babb Junior
High School in Forest Park. Tuition charged;
Summer remedial program for ~r ~cc c 1-6 at Huie Elementary School
in Forest Park. Tuition chargzd;
Summer remedial pro gram for grades 1-6 at Lake Harbin Elementary
School on Lake Harbin Road. Financed entirely by Title I, E.S.E. n .
No tuition;
Headstart program for pre-school children a t Church Street
Elementary School in River <lnle, Huie School in Forest Park,
and Suder Elementary School in Jonesboro. Financed by EOA.
No tuition;
Summer recreation procram for school a ge children at 15 sites in
Clayton County. Financed by EO~ . No charge to pa~ticipate.
�Privately Sponsored Tutorial t.nd
Study-Help Pro_iects
Grady-Metro Girls' Club, Inc.
The Grady Metro Girls' Club will offer tutorial help and remedial
reading in several low income neighborhoods.
Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint Vincent de Paul will operate a tutorial project in the Bedford
Pine Lttea.
Savannah Street Mission
The Savannah Street Mission will operate a special tutori al project
on a request basis
Atlanta Urban LeaGU-e
The Atlanta Urban League will take youth who will be recommended by
the court from poverty areao.
in a relaxed atmosphere.
These youth will be given extensive education
The youth will receive a salary.
them to buy new clothes and other essentials.
This will enable
Overnight trips will be taken,
at least four hours per day will be spent on education; the remainder of the
day will be spent for cultural and recreational activities.
The program will
operate in all E0A target areas.
Emmaus House
The Emmaus House program is designed for boys and girls, 6-14 years
of age.
The program will have a facility open day and evenings to teach basic
educational subjects, recreation, cultural activities, outings, field trips
and counseling.
The project will be staffed by volunteers and youth assistants
under the direction of the Director of the Emmaus House.
recruit 100 boys and girls from the E0~ target areas.
This project will
Learning Foundation
The Learning Foundation will provide tutorial and study-help programs
at regular cost.
Morehouse College
Morehouse College has received a grant of $100,000 from the Field
Foundation according to a recent announcement made by Dr. Hugh M. Gloster,
President of the college.
This special grant was made in Memory of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr., an alumnus of Morehouse, for the purpose of relating the
College to problems of the inner city of Atlanta.
Dr. Gloster said that the Field grant will support a second phase of
Project CURE which was begun by Morehouse last summer.
Phase I was supported
by $50,000 grant from Morehouse Board Chairman, Charles Merrill.
Last summer's program included projects in early childhood development and enrichment, youth development and enrichment, leadership training
and dvelopment, basic and continuing adult education, and citizenship e duca tion.
The entire program was enthusiastically
r eceived by citize·ns of the inner city;
and the citizens Neighborhood f~dvisory Counnittee, Northt11est Perry Homes Center,
pr esented cita tions to the project director and assistant director for their
The citations "For Out-standing Services, Summer 1968" were presented
at a dinner honoring the recipients.
Dr. Anna Grant, professor of ,sociology
at Morehouse , who ser ved a s direc t or of Project CURE said, "I thi nk not hing
could be mor e indicative of the r e a l success of our pr ogram than the f act tha t
this gesture of appre ciation was ma de by t he people we we r e t rying to s erve ."
The youth deve lopmen t and enrichment pr ogram, in,wh ich Morehouse and
Spelman students served a s tut ors t o inne r city youth and a s campions and
tutors to court-adjudged juvenile de l inquents has continued throughout the
fall and winter despite the fact that funds were no longer available.
�-53Phase II of Project CURE, which will also be directed by Dr. Grant,
will operate an entire year -- June 1, 1969 through May 31, 1970 -- with the
funds provided by the Field Foundation and will include two components -- a
Resources Information Exchanee and an Economic Resources Development.
The purpose of the Resources Information Exchange will be to provide
residents of the inner city with knowledge about the many services offered by
both public agencie~ and provate asencies which some persons might need but do
not know about.
The exchange will also study the responsiveness of the
various agencies to the real needs of the people.
The Central Information
Exchange, housed on the Morehouse campus, will operate on a 24 hour basis;
Neighborhood Information Centers will operate out of accessible area offices;
and certain "natural leaders" in each neighborhood will be selected by their
neighbors to serve as Home Informat i on Officers.
Mrs. Rhodes Perdue, ft. - Chairman
Hr3. !-I arold Barrett - Co-Chairman
An Arts Sub-Committee has been formed and is working to secure
opportunities and activities for disadvantaged youth in the Fine Arts.
The i\rto nnd Cultural Prosram for the 1969 YOP will operate under
the general title of "Creative Atlanta."
Planning for the 1969 YOP arts activities has been seriously hampered
by the very limited amount of funds for arts activities.
In spite of the limited funds available for a YOP Arts Program, the
Sub-Connnittees has managed to identify some of the arts activities which will
be available for the Sunnner 1969.
Salvation Army
The followine program will be conducted at the Bellwood Boys' and
Girls' Club during the sunnner months.
This program will be conducted 3
nights a week under the leadership
of a qualified leader from Cla rk
This program will s erve youns pe ople i n the Be llwood a nd sur rounding
areas of the city.
We have no way of knowing a t this point, how many young
people will be s e rved .
Simpson St ree t Ar t s Center
/mother meaningful art program wil l be operated by t he Franciscan
nuns .
This proj ect is an i\rts Center l ocated in a deprived area of the c ity.
The present program includes t he fol l owing :
Visua l Arts - 9 hour s per week of painting , drawing , printmaking ,
clay, crafts, etc., for about 80 children.
- 5<'4--
�-55Creative Writinr1 - 4 hours per week fo r about 8 children. This class produces
n monthly magazine , nHey Look" ancl are ant i cipatins a
publication of their work b y the Georr;ia f', .rt Corrnnission
and McGraw-Hill Publishi ng Compa ny.
3 h ot.!rs per week for a bout 4-5 children some of whom enter
local connnunity t alent shows ancl pror;r ams.
6 hours per week for 3 s tudents.
Classes are scheduled a fter school at 4- P .M. and all day Saturda y.
The propose< S·..!mmer Pr ogr am looks l ike this:
We d .
Thur s ,
9 :00 /i. . M.
,"\RT-- - -- - -- -- -- - - - -· - - - .• -- - -- - - -- - - ---··------
1:00 P.M.
1:30 P.M.
DL\NCE, DRL\.Mf. , GREi\.TIVE (,f fi.ITUTG, MUSIC and
3:30 P. M.
CLi\Y- -- - ··• ··- - ··- - -- - - - --- --- - - -- - - - - - -- - - - ------ ---··--
5: 00 P.M.
7 :00 P .M.
9: 00 P,M.

The ss c l a s s e s wil ]. b e schedu l e d on a onc e or twi ce a we e k basis

a c corr1ing r:o the av.::i.ih1b ~_li ty of the t e aeh er. s .

'<The s e cl as se 8 w
i. l l i nclude 2-rt ,, rnus i c , etc. acc ording to t he

i nc lina t i ons of the teen=a se1.·s, a nd a v aj_ l a b ility of teachers ,
Si\.TTJRD::..: wi ll be rese rved f or fie ld t ri ps t o the Zoo, Fernbank, o.t c ,
The li.t lanta. Parks and Re c re a tion Depar tment wi ll o ffer the following
£1.r t s Programs :
Pa:!.nt i ::r:;, Drawine;, Scul pturing , Cera mi c s, Dr-'.lr,ia , Ch orus , Mus i c
i'..pprecia tion , Modern Dancine, Tap Dancing .
�-56EOA has a person working at the connnunity level in efforts to determine
the de3ree of interest in the arts by nei3hborhood residents.
The Arts Sub-Conmtlttee has written over 50 agencies requestins information concerning their programs Vis A Vis the Arts.
Many of these agencies have indicated that they will submit proposals
so that they might undertake some activities in the Arts.
Two proposals have already been submitted.
These are described as
Proposal For .",. Community Theatre In The Edgewood-Kirkwood Area
The Prosram will involve youth age fifteen (15) and -u p in a Community theatre, including drama, dance and music workshops.
Training will also
be available for those interested in set design, lighting and sound.
The program as projected will involve at least one hundred and fifty
youth in workshops running six (6) days a week.
Paid Staff:
Dire ctor - tq run theatre as artistic director and participate in
program administratively, to direct and supervise
volunteers and other staff.
EOA Youth Assistants (to be paid by EOA)
Administrative Assistant
Technical Director
Outreach Worker
Volunteers~ to help r un workshops in a ll three
areas (dance, drama, and music)
VISTA - to assist director administrative ly to help
coordinate with other youth programs in area.
Summer Budget:
Director@ $125 per week for ten weeks
Telephone for three months
Utilities for three months
Miscellaneous expenses; for
Volunteer expenses, contigency fund,
equipment and materials not available
on loan or for free, transportation
�-57Hard$c ~ircle /i.rts Center
At present the center is staffed by members of the Black ~rt Student
alliance of the ntlantn University complex.
Their association will end at
the close of the college year unless funds can be found.
It is hoped that
mon~y can become available to pay two of this group so that continuity might
be maintained in the pro3ram.
The Center serves approximately one hundred youth, eight to fifteen
years old now.
Classes include drawing, painting, clny,magazine writing and
movie making.
The expenses for the movie making, which meets once a week and
produces 16 mm movies of professional quality, is paid by the contracting
agent, Urban Mythologies.
Two people at $2.25 an hour, 40 hours a week for terr-weeks---- $1800.00
Fund for materials not available free or on loan------------200.00
Challenge 69
nnother Arts proposal is submitted for fundins .
sponsored by the Academy Theatre.
This proposal is
It is known as "Challenge 69" and will
operate in the following manner.
"Cha llenge 69" is a n arts program to encourage the positive values
whi ch our youth are ready to put to use -- their desire to become productive
crea t ive
human beings who are capable of be i ng relevant t o .the real needs
in their counnuni t y.
I t is a pr oeram
cha llengi ng our youth to work togethe r
to give artistic form to the ir s earch f or meaning and t hereby share with us
a clearer statement of who they are - - and who we are.
The basic work involve s youth from t hr oughout metropolitan ~tlanta
�-58who have become together in the Atlanta Memorial Arts Center t o work a s exploring artists.
From this basic work, they t hen spread out into partnership with
Atlanta's Inner-city pro8rams for children and other community service a 3enci es.
M d -for all of us, they give another dime nsion to the resources f or Atlanta that '
ca n be nourished in our arts center home .
i\r thur Harris Foundation
In 1968, .'ir thur Harris, Pres i dent of Scrip to, provided funds for a sma ll
visua l arts pros r am in the I nner-city.
1:1.t . Har ris has indicated tha t he might
fund the same type of a ctivity a gain i n 1969.
The Arts Sub-Committee has conta cted several a 3encie s in efforts to
obtain a location for the Arthur Harris Project in clos e prox imity to Scripto,
The princ i pal of John Hope School ha s indica te d that he would be happy
to have such a prosr am i n his schoo l durin3 the Summer 1969.
Arts activitie s will be offer ed in the Mode l Citie s a r ea through the
Atlanta Art s . Council.
The Guild will operate a photogr a phy proj e ct known a s The Urba n
Myt h ology Film Program.
The Ur ban Mythology Fi l m Program us es film a nd photography a s a way
of focu s ing attent i on on t he myths wh i ch pr cv~dc the ur ban environment , thus
affording children an oppor t uni ty to establi sh an ar t based on t heir everyday
This program differs from other in three respects:
1) It provides
children of diverse cultural backgrounds an opportunity to work with established
and apprentice artists; 2) it is intended to reach a mass audience through a
television ser ies of children's stories and photographs; 3) it is an active
�-59children's stories and photograph; 3) it is an active attempt to involve
children in developing myths that are relevant to themselves and to urban
EOA Creative ~tlanta Pror,rarn
The Creative Atla nta pro ject is to deve lop a cenuine i n terest i n the
creative arts at the grass root level of the va rious neighborhood s e rvice centers
this sunrrner.
Based on the limited funds available, the following are contemplated:
Music -- Mr. John B. Lawhorn to instruct a group of volunteers
on his revoluntionary method to teach music to people who had no
previous knowledge· of music. These volunteers have agreed to
teach twice a week at our ne ighbor hood s e rvice c ent e rs, (15-20).
Drama -- I personally, with the a ssista nce of three dramn students
of Atla nta University Center will a rrange Crea tive Drama Workshops
to be held weekly a t the v~ri0us neighborhood service centers.
Arts -- A professional artist of the Art Department of Atla nta
University Ce nter will supervise students a nd volunteers to work
in painting sculpture, ceramics, etc., a t the neighborhood service
centers on a weekly basi~.
Creative Da nce -- A professional dances has been contacted to
arrange c rea tive dance workshops i n two to three ne i ghborhood
centers weekly.
Specia l visits
Plans a re made t o arrange for visits by prominent ar tists to the ce nters.
Performance s - - In cooperation with the Parks and Re c reation De partment of the City of n t l a nta, performances will be scheduled by
dance theater s roups to petform on t he Showmobile in various areas
of the inner city.
Additional workshops -- Incorporated with the staff of Parks and
Recreation, City of ~tlanta, add itional worksho p on Ar ts and Crafts,
photography, etc.
At our neighborhood service centers so f ar as the budget is concerned,
we have been a ssured that the administration of Spelman College will pay t he
amount of $1.50 per hour for a 40 hour week for 10 Spelman students on a weekly
This oeans practically that Spelman College will pay $1.20 from its
own funds but $. 30 will
have to be contributed by EO.:\ to Spelman.
I was assured by the administra tion that we could have, be ginnins the
first of September, twenty students on a 15 hour basis workinc for a full y0ar
on the same financial arrangement.
Eastern Music Festival -- Special Summer Program -- Cultural Enrichment Program
What problems will you deal with in the program account?
What are the objectives of the program account and what benefits
should result from its operation?
Why do you believe these results can be achieved?
How many people are potentially eligible to take part in the
program account?
What percentage of those eligible will participate?
How will the poor and target area residents learn about and be
recruited for the program?
What are the selection criteria?
What activities will be carried out in the work pro3ram?
What major steps will be taken to ca rry out the work programs?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your current program?
cl .
What changes are you proposing in th i s work program as compared
with your current program?
How will participants in one activity be referred to other activities
or programs?
What follow-up a ctivities will a ssist pa rticipants upon comp letion of
the pr ogram?
How wil l other members of the partici pant's family be involved in the
program account or other programs?
What facilities are needed for the operation of the program and where
are they located?
What t ransportation is r equired and how wil l it be provided?
What major new equipment is needed?
What problems do you foresee in carrying out the program?
How would you
change the pros ram under an expande d or reduced bud get?
What are the functions and responsibilities of policy advisory
sroups set up for the prosram?
How are members of policy advisory s roups selected?
c . .What ideas of the poor and t a r get aree. residents have been included
in the work program?
How will the poor and tar s et area residents influence the program
while it is being carried out?
.e .
What assistance will target area groups and neighborhood based
organizations have to help them express their needs and interests
related to the program and to administer programs directly?
If all or portions of the program account are delegated, why did you
decide to delegate?
How will you advertise for, recruit and select staff?
c .• What functions once performed by professionals will be assigned
to non-professional employees as a result of reassessment of professional
job requirements?
How will nqn-professional employees be helped to advance to higher
level positions within the program.
How will non-professional employees be helped to gain employment with
a 3encies other than the Cfu\?
What volunteer services are required in the program?
How will volunteers be r ecr uited ?
What consult ant or technical a ssistance will be needed?
What staff training will be provided?
Checkpoint procedures have been followed and fort:1S are:
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What other agencies in the connnunity are dealing with problems
related to the program account?
What arrangements do you have with these agencies to coordinate their
programs with the activities of the program?
How have. you encouraged other agencies to provide or help finance
activities of the program account?
What changes in approaches t• poverty problems do you foresee as a
result of the operation of the program account?
How will the effectiveness of the program be evaluated?
How will recormnendations for improvement be put into effect?
Persons in the poverty community, particularly youngsters,
seldom if ever have the opportunity to become aware of or take part in the creative process entailed in the performing arts.
The objectives are
to offer the opportunity to the youngsters
involved for specialized instrumental training and understanding in symphonic
music performance.
Also to brine the achievements of these youngsters to the
total corrnnunity at various times during the year in the follow-up program.
· Benefits include strong job training possibilities for the youngsters and a
strong de gree of pride to the poverty cormnunity when the achievements of the
youngsters are brou3ht, through cbncerts, to their attention.
In addition, it
is hoped that the prevailing attitudes which most in the poverty community have
toward the performance of classical music, and in particular to those participants in classical music, will be altered.
The performing ar ts have long been one of the few job • areas
completely open to those in t he ghetto, and symphony orchestra s alarie s in
this country are, for the first time , paying living wages to musicians.
is also an extreme scarcity of quali fie d string players being t raine d in the
country today, and it is planned that many of the youngsters select e d for this
program would be students who play s tring instruments. ~lso, the opportunities
available to the active participant and the viewer of the arts has simply not
been available to the poverty corrnnunity.
The kind of achievement that was made
by the youngsters selected for a similar prosram sponsored by EOPI in Miami
last year has astounded the connnunity there and has provided the young participants in the program with an enormous degree of inspiration and enducement to
continue, through whatever means possible, to achieve in this area.
Fifty youne;sters will take part in the Festival program
As many as 40 educators, cormnunity leaders, etc. will be involved
directly in the recruitment program.
The number of persons in the poverty
community who will be involved in the follow-up program is
Judging from the experience with EOPI in Miami, approximately
Each CM will assign one staff member to be responsible for
recruiting in the community.
A recruitment conunittee, consisting of community
residents, will be established and information about the program will be made
available to all students who participate in the public school music programs
in poverty areas.
There will be a series of three open audit.i ons in each com-
munity after the completion of which participants will be selected.
Ten students will be selected from each of five cities.
ones selected will be those who display the greatest degree of proficiency at
the t i me along with potential.
The cost of the unique factors involved in
training young musicians (the younger the better ) in order to develop proper
physical coordination (the program wil l be limited to students 16 and under).
III. (a)
OEO sponsored students will participate, along with double
their number fr om other geographic areas and environs, in the Eastern Festival
This includes
participation in a student orchestra, chamber music
ensemble, provide lessons taught by professional performers from major
American orchestras, master classes, bi~weekly concerts, and various recreational
In past years, the Festival has maintained two student
orchestras of equal ability.
and a training orchestra.
This year there will be an advanced orchestra
While certainly some of the OEO students will
qualify for the advanced orchestra (some of the EOPI students last year
were among our finest talents), we feel it i s of 3reat importance to provide
leadership possibilities in a trainin3 orchestra for some of those who other-
wise would be relegated to ba ck-of-the-section positions in an orchestra that is too advanced for them to realize a meaningful educational experience.
The Eastern Festival program is one in which professional
a l performer/teacher and student wor k to5ether in a curriculum that is geared
to performance.
In addition to their own performances, students regularly
hear concerts by the professionals.
The Festival is nationally recognized
as one of the major i nstitutions of its kind in the coun t!Y•
(d )
See (b) above.
(e )
Does not ap ply.
( £)
OEO sponsor ed s t udents wil l be ass igned to work with pro-
f es s i onal mus ician in their home t own for the school ye ar followi ng the i r
attendance at the Festiva l .
The s t uden t s wi ll pre s ent a series of order l y
concerts at various connnunity centers, t o disp l ay t o themse lve s and to the
total community their achievements.
The r es ponsibility for presenting these
programs will obviously demand serious practice during the year by the participants .
Other members of the participants' families will be involved
in much the same way as the rest of the community.
The Festival has a long-time contract with Guilford College
whose total facilities are made available each summer.
located on the outskirts of Greensboro, North Carolina.
Guilford College is
Trans portation from the participants' home to the , stival
and return is included as a part of the budget.
A clothing allocation for participants is included as a part
of the bud get, as is spending money which is to be used for instrumental needs
such as reeds, rosin and some music, in addition to laundry and drug store items.
We foresee no problems in carrying out the program this year,
in light of what we learned from our experience last sunnner with EOPI.
There will be no change.
We would not for this season want a
larger number students, and a smaller number of students would on ly mean that we
would admit that many more applicants.
IV . (a)
The policy advisor y groups i n each city will a ct on and be
respons i ble for a ll matters pertaining to the ex tensive recruitment program,
descri bed in II (c) above.
(b )
Persons who have es tablished themselves as leaders in var ious
aspe c t s of connnunity l i fe wi ll be selec t ed .
(c )
The recruitment procedur e and the follow- up program are, to
a larger ex t ent, t he i deas given to us by t hos e target area r es idents who par t i c ipated in t he EOPI program l a s t sunnner.
(d )
The target area resident s' influence on the pr ogram will be
demonstrated by their attempt s at, and reaction t o , the concerts gi ven in the
follow-up program.
Target area groups and neighborhood organizations will have
repre sentative s on the recruitment committee.
Each CM will de si gnate one staff member to be responsible for
administrative detail work in the program.
This person obviously would be more
aware of prevailing conditions and attitudes within the connnunity than would
a Festival r epresentative.
The Eastern Festival staff is limited to professional per-
forming musicians and some conservatory graduate students. Selection is by
audition and personal interview.
~pproximately 50% of the Festival faculty
and staff have had one or more years association with the Festival.
Attempts will be made to have OEO sponsored students
assist music directors in their public schools in the year following their
attendance at the Festival.
See IV (a) and (b) above.
( g)
See IV (a) and (b) above.
See II (~) above .
See II (c) above.
Checkpoint procedures are as follows (please refer to copy
of original proposa l attached for more complete understanding):
The project coordinators from each of the 5 cities visited
Gr eensbor o on March 29, 1969.
They were shown the complete faci l ities followed
by a group dis cuss i on r ela t ed to a ll aspects of this project (refer to Checkpoint Form 1 a t tached for agenda).
Audition dates were determined as indicated
on Checkpoint Form 2.
The Pre Initial Audition Form (a tta ched) was sent to each
project coordinator ( these forms will be submitted as they are made available).
The Final Audition in each city wil l be attended by Eastern
Music Festival representative who will serve as the checkpoint at that stage.
From the time of the final auditions to the date of the actual
Festival season, various checkpoints will be employed.
These checkpoints will
consist of various forms such as to determine student's poverty eligibility,
.parental approval forms, and re3ular information which the Festival sends to
all of its students.
Durin3 the actual season, the OEO students will be under the
cuidance and direct supervision of our complete faculty and staff.
In addition,
we have employed a Dean of the Festival whose General responsibility will be in
the area of student -- faculty/staff relations, but whose specific job will
involve any special problems (none anticipated) which occur with OEO students.
nlso, re3Ular faculty/staff administration meetings are scheduled to discuss
all student matters.
After the Festival season , checkpoints will consist of
regular questionnaires, yet to be determines, by the Eastern Music Festival
sta ff as well as t he individual c:.J..' s .
Finally, the checkpoints will consist of workin3 with these
students by means of quarterly workshops.
The exact procedures and form of these
workshops is impossible to be de termined a t this point.
(d )
Rather than s i mply making available fr om time to time in-
school concerts, plays , etc. by profes s i onal 3roups who have no direct relationship with students or the connnunity, it is hoped that youn3sters directly
involved and the total corrnnunity will become aware of the possibilities for
careers in the performin3 cla~sical arts.
By means of direct discussion and questionna ires involving
youngsters s elected for t he pro3ram, the recruitment advisory corrnnittee, the
CM sta ff member, and parents of the children.
Depending upon recommendations.
(The proposal already submitted to Mr. Jacobson).
Mrs. Benjamin Brown - Chairman
I\. Social Services Sub-Corrnnittee has been established.
The connnittee is
attempting to draw together all of the casework and counseling a 3encies as well
as concerned individuals and churches in an effort to provide a "Walk-in Counseling Center."
1\. proposal for the Center has been developed ,
I t is shown later in this
The following a gencies are being asked to participate in the Social
Services Program. These are as follows:
Atlanta ,\dolescent Pregnancy Project
~tlanta Public School System Services for Exceptional Children
Atlanta Univer sity Departme nt of Psychology
Atlanta Unive rsity School of Social Work
Big Br other s
Carrie Stee l e Pitts Home
Catholi c Family Se rvices
Children's Center of Metropolitan l'..tlanta
Clark College Department of Psychology
Corrnnuni t y Services for the Blind
DeKalb Child Guidance Ce nter
Department of Health , Educa tion a nd We lfare Soci a l & Reh abi litation
Se rvi ces
Emor y University Comprehe ns i ve Heal t h Center
Emoty Univers i ty Hospita l De par tment of Psychiatry
Emor y Universi ty De par t ment of Psychology
Fami l y Couns e l ing Center
Fl ore nce Crittenton Home
Fulton County Family & Childr en Serv ices De par t ment
Ful ton County Departme n t of He a l t h
Ful t on County Me dica l Socie t y
Georgia State Co lle ge Department of Psychology
Gate City Day Nur ser y As sociation
Grady-Emory M&I Project
Hillside Cot t a s es
Jewish Family & Ch i ldren's Services
Morehouse Colle ge Department of Psychol ogy
Morris Brown Department of Psycho l ogy
Oglethorpe College Department of Psychology
Protestant Welfare & Social Services, Inc.
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Salvation lttmy Comprehensive Counseling Center
Spplman College Department of Psychology
Suicide Prevention & Psychiatric Emergency Center
Traveler's f.i.d
Veteran I s /i.dministration
Georgia Mental Health Institute
Introduction and Background
The Social Service Sub-committee of the Youth Opportunity Program proposes the establishment of a demonstration pilot project.
a "Youth Counseling Walk-In Center. "
This project will be
This center will provide supportive and
therapeutic services to adolescents a ge 13 and over who are trying to adjust to
problems of living .
It would also provide a forum mechanism for a gency re-
presentatives to share experiences and creative ideas about how total available
resources might best be related to existing human needs i n this area of int er e st.
There are four basic reasons why such a center is proposed.
These are :
The limited services ava ilable to aid troubling and t r oubled
yout h in s pi te of the myriad of resources which do not provide
s erv ices on an immedi ate basis .
The intake and processing requirement s of tradi t ional casework
a nd psychiatric a s encies tend t o divert youth f r om part i cipa t i on
and t o f al l short of t he need .
The selection and utilization of appropriate services tend to
be a significant prob l em.
The general shortage of personnel and funds available to help
youth in this manner.
To provide you th , 13 and over with i ndividual and group s ervices.
To provide troubled and troubling youth with help for problems
of s ocial and personal adjustment.
To provide the testing and evaluative services necessary for
further referral where indicated.
To provide '"!ffective help in a crisis


To find an<l involve volunteer and professional loan staff
from agencies and individuals who will provide professional
and meaningful purposeful relationshi~s with youth.
To provide consultative service to agencicn working with
troubled youth.
Operational Procedure
This a gency wi 11 be open from 11: 00 ! •. M. - 8: 00 P. M. with professional
and volunteer staff.
Youth will be notified of the center's operation by news media,
neighbors, friends and other agencies in the Youth Opportunity Program, teachers
and ministers that such a service is availab le and where it is located.
The basic philos ophy of this program will be similar to the "crisis"
Therefore, professionals will be functioning with clients in a non-
traditional role.
The intake process will be minimized.
nt the center, incoming
youth will go to or be met by an intake worker whose only function would be refer ring you t h to an available staff person re gardless of professional status, to
dis cuss his prob l ems.
Identifying informat i on would be obtained during the
intervi ew at the worke r's discret i on,
If necessary other s t aff will be ut i l ize d
f or consultative purposes and f urther dia gnosis and treatmen t .
The professional
will be r ead i l y avail ab l e to addres s h i mself to t he urgent c oncern of the moment
with a view toward an appropria te s ol ution .
The proj e ct wi l l provide consulta tive services to a ge nc ies calling
t he cente r and asking for help wi t h troubled youth they have identif i e d.
Any youth or group e nte r i ng the center wil l be s erv ice d.
The re will
be in-service training, case confer ence, sues t s peakers and dis cussion of
current problems that promote inter-ra cial and inter-cultural under s tanding as
worked out with staff.
�-73It is hoped that this project will generate the interest and enthusiasm
of the agencies in the community so that it would operate on a year-round basis.
However, at the end of the summer should this project not be ongoing , the
operating a gencies will assume responsibility for absorption of cases needing
continuing follow-up.
This project will be evaluated at the end of the summer.
The center will be located at the Trinity United Methodist Church
at 165 Washington Street, S. W., Atlanta, Geor3ia.
One professional staff person will be hired (or borrowed) to direct
the project.
The responsibilities and duties of this director will be:
To schedule and coordinate the loan and volunteer staff.
To assist in the training of non-professionals.
To develop interpretive and in-service training material for
staff , organizations and volunteers;
To maintain offi ce reports) records , etc. and provide 0eneral
administrative and supervisory 3uidance f or the staff of the
To recruit staff r e placements from existing a gencies in the
community. The remainder of the staff would be loaned to the
pr oject by participatine a gencies and would constitute a multi disci plinary treatment staff.
~ddi tional staff would be constituted of volunteer pr ofess i ona l s
who have a gree d t o pr ovide dir ect ser vices to the pr oject.
Many of t hese
voluntee r s would be persons whose nor mal day~ t o- day a ctivi t i es might be
administrative , s upervisory , c onsu ltative etc .
from the various fie lds of priva t e practice.
Vo l unteers would a ls o come
The project will also provide
volunteer non~profe s sional who possibly have no other skill than providinc a
�-74warm friendship and general support to this project.
Staff salaries
Office supplies
Printing and Publication
25 0 .00
Transportation and Travel
Emer gency and Discre tionary Fund
TOTnL-------- - ------ $4,150.00
�-76Mr. Carl Sanders
Connnerce Building
No reply
Julius 1\. McCurdy
Chairman of the Board
Decatur Federal Savings
and Loan nssociation
(Stone Mountain)
Contact person
Tom Elliott for
Stone Mountain
Georgia Public Service Connnission
(Community Service day)
Work on it referred to
Tom Elliott
Thomas Elliott
General Manager
Stone Mounta in
Sent us a list of
reduced r a tes for
The sub-committee is still working to engender the necessary events
f or the summer 1969.
Mrs. Frances Parham - Chairman
A crucial aspect of the YOP is the Volunteer Program.
The manpower
needed to carry out the many activities in this program is too numerous to be
obtained from the limited funds available.
Therefore, a vigorous effort is
underway to obtain the necessary volunteers far the 1969 Youth Opportunity
The major sources of volunteers are EO/... (Start Now Atlanta Program),
The Community Council of the Atlanta Area, The Red Cross, The Junior Chamber of
Commerce, The Federal Executive Board, The Atlanta Urban League, The Atlanta
Chapter of the League of Women Voters, The Women's Chamber of Commerce and the
Garrison Company, Fort McPherson.
The Volunteer Sub-Committee of the YOP ha s approached the established
volunteer resources be used upon request to assist agencies participating in
the YOP.
The following agencies h ave a greed to do so:
The Red Cross, Chamber
of Corranerce, League of Women Voters, Fort McPherson , Junior Chamber of Commerce,
Federa l Executive Board, Atlanta Ur ban Le ague and the Community Council.
The re are s eve r al other non-establishe d volunteer resources which are
being cont a cted f or input i nto the YOP.
The se resour ce s i nclude the Wal k-In
Vo luntee r, Churche s , Stude nt groups, a nd c olle ge s.
Special effort s are being made to e ngender more b l ack adul t and
youth vol unteers.
The mos t acute prob l em in 1968 was a cent ra l coordination
and dispatching office to carry out coordination for a day to day and week
to week basis.
This year, the YOP effort will, hopefully, eliminate this problem
by hiring 2 or 3 Urban Corp interns to operate a central volunteer office
for the YOP.
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The specific duties of the interns will be:
To provide Central coordination for the YOP Volunteer Program;
To compile and codify the volunteer resources and needs for
agencies and groups participating in the YOP;
To take calls on a day-to-day basis for volunteers;
To dispatch appropriate volunteers to groups and user agencies.
Hopefully, the ~enter will become operative by June 10, 1969.
The Fulton County Medical Society will provide free physical examinations
for poor youth who might need them to go to camp.
The Metropolitan Commission on Crime and Delinquency is engendering
financial support for special surrnner programs.
The ntlanta Youth Congrens will contacy youth and urge them to serve
as volunteers in the YOP.
Mr. Robert M. Wood - Chairman
One of the most serious problems encountered in the Youth Opportunity
Prosram during the surrnner of 1968 was the lack of adequate transportation resources and facilities.
The same problem remains for 1969.
In efforts to overcome anticipated problems around transportation
a special task force is workins to obtain special transportation for the 1969
Youth Opportunity Program.
The Transportation Task Force has contacted several individual bus
owners and the transportation companies asking them to provide special transportation at no cost or reduced rates for Youth Opportunity Activities.
No positive
responses to the request have been received to date.
In lieu of the limited response from tpe various transportation
companies, the task lorce sugce sted that transportation for the Youth Opportunity
Program be centralized.
All of the major a gencies were contacted and asked if they would
establish a joint transportation pool.
EOA and the Atlanta Parks and Recreation
Department have a greed to share their resources in order to establish a central
transportation pool.
The transportation pool wil l provide:
Singular cont act with the Atlanta Tr ansit Company.
Key transportat ion con tacts in the major a gencies.
Identification s ystems for buse s and youth.
The neces s ary machinery for dea l ing with the transportation requests
of ad hoc groups.
A hired dispatcher to deal exclusively with scheduling and other
transportation matter s .
centralized dis patching office.
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The Atlanta Police Depa r t ment will provide a Crime Prevention Officer in
each EOA Neighborhood Service Center in the city.
These officers will work closely
with the City Services Coordinator s, EOA per sonne l, community orga ni zations and
indiv idua ls to· e liminate potential problem are a s .
In addition to nor mal crime prevention police functions, the Crime
Prevention Officer a lso r e ce ives and forwa r ds compla int s on cit y service s ,
a ssists schob1 couns e lor s on abs ent students and dr op-outs a nd involve s bimse l f
generally in community activities of all kinds.
The Crime Preve ntion Bureau ha s for ty-seven personne l assi3ned to
dis advant aced areas .
Offi cers are a ss i gned wa l kin3 beats i n t he s e areas i nor der
t o kee p i n c loser c ont act with res idents.
The Police Department wi ll employ 50 Police -Communi ty Se rvice Office rs
fr om among the unemployed ma l e residents of disadv antaged area s.
These officers
will be assigned to the Crime Pr evention Bureau and other divisions t o work in
h i gh crime area s , a t spec ial summer school-recreation facil i t i es and in other
areas of poli ce work.
The Fire Department has t aken the ne ce ssary a ction to i mpl ement t he
fol l owing programs:
Publications of a brochure that wi l l out line the responsibi l iti e s
of each Division of the Fire Department to explain t h eir f unctions
and to emphasize to the citizens of thesE areas that the Fir e
Deµ:i.rtment exis t s for only one purpos e -- t he protection of life
and property of a l l ·citizens . This booklet will c ontain such information as the requirements for employment, the training, and
benefits dervied from being employed by the City of Atlanta Fire
Department, an open invitation to all personnel to visit their Fire
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Department, how to report a fir e, how to obtai n emers ency responses,
the need for Jrotectin3 fire apparatus, many fi r e prevention steps
to be taken by each citizen and an ex planation that the Fire Pre vention Bureau is available to assist any s roup by maki~g Fire
Prevention talks , demonstrati ons , and showing of film.
A progr am of wis i tation into vari ous communities for the purpose of
distribut i on of Fire Prevention literature, demonstrations of fire
equipment, and providins for dwelling inspections on request.
Durinc the inspe c t ion a n invitat i on will be extended to residents
to visit their community Fire Station .
Merit Badges will be purchas ed a nd maintai ned a t Each Fire Station in
sufficient quantitie s to give tn a ll child,:en visiting the Fire
Stati on a. lone wi th t he corrnnent tha t in receivine; this badge they are
assuming a helpful c i tizGn 1 s role in a s s isting the Fire Department
i n prevent i ng fires.
Coordination wi th the Water Department and Par ks Depa r t r., ~r: :: i n , .
~1rov ic: ~.n13 s t r :~-·: ·ohowcrs for c.>:: 1c1.·.: cn iu t h~s e , '.l!'.'t; ['.r". u t the
f i:. :_; h :-F ~1.: n.n t:.:.
Assignme nt of a coor dina t or t o cooperate fully wi th Ci ty Services
Coor dina tors in a nsweri;:ig compla ints and grievance s that come under
the jurisdi ction of the Fire De partme nt
Mr. Zenas - Chairman
Liller, Neal, Battle and Lindsey, Public Relations firm has agreed a3ain
this year to serve as publicity consultant for the Youth Opportunity Pro3ram.
The plan is as follows:
To secure a part-time public relations intern be13innin3 May 4,
who will become full-time July 10, 1969. Under the close
supervision of Liller, Neal, Battle and Lindsey, the intern will
operate a Mock Public Relations L'\cency to provide service for
participating acencies in the YOP. The intern 1 s initial activities
in the YOP will include: developing a brochure, contacting the
News Media, developing materials for Nl\B, YOP, and Rent-A-Kid programs, setting up an effective referral and information system
<luring the planning and implementing stages;
To distribute to the total community, the YOP General Sol i citation
letters and brochures describing the program and soliciting help
of any kind;
To develop a Summer Resource Inventory describing the program for
youth to be printed and distributed in the schools or printed and/
or distributed in one or several editions of the Newspaper;
To hold meetings with EOl\, Schools, Conmrunity Chest, Parks Department to develop procedures and guidelines to be used in reporting
and promotion of activities to the media;
To contact the various radio, TV Stations, Newspapers and Magazines,
in the area asking them· to provide special events for youth, as
well as, provide coverage of total YOP effort.
To plan Kick-Off Day Activitie s.
To plan 1969 Summer Youth Oppor tunity Report.
~11 of the programs mentioned in this presentation represent the
efforts of the various croups, a gencies and organizations in Metropolitan
Atlanta to develop a successful Youth Opportunity Program.
If the proposed program is implemented as planned, the 1969 Youth
Opportunity Pro3ram will be much more successful than the 1968 Program.


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