| Peace Corps' rededication to youth: Addressing the needs of youth-at-risk |
|A global overview of the problem|
|An outreach center for street children: Serving their basic needs|
|Street children and aids: An urgent need|
|Artisan apprenticeships: An opportunity for future employment|
|Street girls: Their special health needs|
|Sports: Developing leadership and teamwork|
|Conservation corps: Helping improve the environment|
|Peace Corps volunteer secondary assignments: Working with youth-at-risk|
Youth Development Coordinator
Office of Training and Program Support
Peace Corps/Washington, D.C.
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.
Elaine L Chao
The Peace Corps Internet Web Site address:
Please note the new Peace Corps Mailing Address from July 1998 on is:
ICE/ Peace Corps
1111 20th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20526