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close this bookPeace Corps' Rededication to Youth: Addressing the Needs of Youth-at-Risk (Peace Corps, 1992, 40 p.)
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentA global overview of the problem
View the documentAn outreach center for street children: Serving their basic needs
View the documentStreet children and aids: An urgent need
View the documentArtisan apprenticeships: An opportunity for future employment
View the documentStreet girls: Their special health needs
View the documentSports: Developing leadership and teamwork
View the documentConservation corps: Helping improve the environment
View the documentPeace Corps volunteer secondary assignments: Working with youth-at-risk

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Youth Development Coordinator
Office of Training and Program Support
Peace Corps/Washington, D.C.
September 1992
M 0043

Dear Peace Corps Fiends,

Currently, there are an estimated 100 million children struggling to survive on the streets in developing countries around the world. Their circumstances are tragic and they are in desperate need of assistance. Disadvantaged youth are both a tremendous problem as well as a tremendous resource.

The issue of street children has recently become a focus for Peace Corps programming. This booklet - "Peace Corps Re-Dedication to Youth: Addressing the Needs of Youth at Risk"- was created to outline not only the problem, but also possible strategies which will address the needs of this growing sector of the world's population.

By providing impoverished children with the tools they need to lead more productive lives, the Peace Corps will have a positive impact on one of the most serious problems facing developing countries today. Thank you for your commitment to the Peace Corps Youth Development Initiative.

Sincerely,

Elaine L Chao
Director

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http://www.peacecorps.gov

Please note the new Peace Corps Mailing Address from July 1998 on is:

ICE/ Peace Corps
1111 20th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20526
USA