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The acceptance of $46,000 in federal funds which will finance a six-week summer program for "culturally disadvantaged" elementary, junior high and senior high students from Ann Arbor was approved last night by the Board of Education. The funds are part of a Title I grant of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The program, which willopérate from June 22 to July 30, will serve about 370 children and teen-agers who reside in the attendance areas of Bach, Clinton, Jones, Mack, Mitchell and Northside schools. One feature of the program will be a work-study program for youths aged 13 to 16 who are feit to have drop-out dencies. Some 70 students will be served at centers at Slauson, Forsythe and Scarlett Junior Highs. The types of work and study planned include: (1) reviewing films and filmstrips, and writing brief evaluations of their effectiveness as instructional aids; (2) building bookshelves; (3) collating printed eopy; (4) helping to beautify the school grounds. All work and study will be directed by experienced teachers. The teens will receive a small wage for their work. Children who will be entering junior high school in the fall will be the targets of the junior-high program. The program, for about 90 youths, will focus on intensive orientation activities, general counseling and recreational activities. Seventeen high school students and 13 parents from the area are expected to be hired to assist with the program. The junior-high program will also be located at Scarlett, Slauson and Forsythe Junior Highs. The program for elementary school children aged 7 through 9 will include a variety of cultural, recreational and educational activities. Included will be activities at parks' and playgrounds, neighborhood elementary schools and recreational areas located within a 30-.minute bus ride from the neighborhood.


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