“Literacy A Way Out for At-Risk Youth” by Jennifer Sweeney

January 11, 2012 at 6:15 pm 1 comment

Literacy: A Way Out for At-Risk Youth 

Jennifer Sweeney

This exploration of juvenile corrections librarianship provides a complete description of these specialized services, addresses unique challenges in this library environment, and promotes intellectual and social growth for at-risk youth.

The ability to read is a learned skill that most take for granted. For at-risk youth or those within detention facilities, however, lack of literacy is a widespread problem. While literacy is not the only factor that determines whether young people transcend the cycle of crime and violence, the inability to read is a major obstacle to success “on the outside.”

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Entry filed under: Valdosta State University.

Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Critical Librarianship Discussion at MW 2012

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  • 1. White  |  March 13, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    As observed more of the at-risk youth was not able to get a good education but it doesn’t mean that they are all the same. Many of our teens want to educate themselves but could barely have access that is why many of them gave up and made the wrong decisions in life.

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