Sub-Grantee: Project Title:
Rural Family Support Organization
Clarendon Youth Development Program
Status Update: The students who ore continuing from the 1 9 9 8 - 9 9 program year are being prepored for the Grade Nine Azhievement Test. 17 males and 4 females have been eniered for this exam through one ofthe RFSO feeder schools. 585 students, including494 in-school and 9 1 out of school, ore currently attending sessions.
Two parents meetingswere held In the quorter. ond those atrending in December approved o field trlp for the adolescents t o visit the People's Museum of Craft and Technology, ond Angllcon Cathedral in Spanish Town. This being the first time many were leaving Clorendon, the trip proved t o be most Informative. The opportunih/ wos token t o point out other landmarks such os the lnnswood Sugar Estote. Experimental Agricuihlrol Station. Coymanas Race Track ond the D i h i c t Prison. The children demonstrated much discipline during the entire trip. The second parents meeting in March viewed the film 'Pubem' and discussed 'Adolescence'.
The students in the Male Adolescent Progrom continue t o show highest oggregote scores on the Rosenberg Self Esteem scole. compared to the In-school ond female progroms. The mole students' literocy scores also show greater improvementthan the female students' thereby proving the correlation between self-esteem and learning performonce.
!-ate-coming, obsenteelsm and occosionoi indiscipline continue to occur. A mdvational system whereby .Stars- and 'Points' are awarded seems t o be working, t o improve punctualiiy, attendance and behovior.
The students' work in pre-vocationoi skills hos been exemplary. The males ore workhg on belts, key rings and bogs in leother work. ond making cushioned stools, picture frames, toothbrush holders and piont stonds In woodwork. These are selling very well, os the quality ofwork is excellent. The females are working on hand embroidered cushions, sun visors and house dresses. Students participated in the Clorendon 4 H Achievement Exhibition.
Certain individual improvementsstond out. One female who entered in September with no ll+erocy skills whotever now is doing simple addition ond subtroaion using the abocus, her writing has improved, and her personority and confidencetransformed. Similar progress has been noted with one male a t Hazard
Quarterly Report Status Summary