A Study of "Drop-Outs"

By Jeanette Katz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1961

A study was conducted at a Bronx Jewish Community Center that was experiencing a high rate of dropping out by participants only a few weeks after joining the JCC. The study concluded that most young people joined to make friends, and those who dropped out often did so because they failed to break into social circles. As well, the individuals interviewed expressed disappointment at the lack of concern for them exhibited by staff, and a majority of these young people had no relationship with staff whatsoever. Thus, the author suggests that the JCC reconsider its goals, moving from numbers-orientation to relationship-orientation and committing itself to giving full service to every young person that steps through the door.

Topic: Youth Engagement, Friendship, Organizational Development, Jewish Community Centers (JCCs), Study, Community Centers

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No.2

Page Number(s): 287-291

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Bronx, New York , United States

Language: English

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Katz, Jeanette. A Study of "Drop-Outs". Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1961: 287-291. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4222


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