Date of Award
Master of Science
Leisure time agencies have direct influences on the youths of today. A large number of youths are members of well-known organizations. These organizations provide programs to meet social, educational, spiritual, and economic needs.
Modern psychology has led to the realization of individual differences and modern sociology points out the great variety of grouping and community needs. Fortunately, the programs and procedures of these organizations are sufficiently varied and flexible to meet many of the conditions described above.
Such organizations are earnestly striving to understand and apply modern psychological conclusions to meet new social needs. Any statement about their procedure today is subject to revision tomorrow to meet the needs of future members.
Children who attend American schools have widely different experiences in their communities. From associations in the family and the neighborhood, children learn what to believe, what to value, how to behave, what to expect of themselves, and others. They also acquire concepts about the nature of social relationships, families, and communities. How comprehensive these concepts and behaviors are depends on the opportunities and limitations of their experiences.
Normal modern youngsters, full of life are ready for any adventure at hand. The schools can meet their classroom needs and interests, but beyond the limits of the classroom is another need equally demanding—the need for directed leisure time activities. Youngsters still have untapped resources and energy for after-school play and planned activities. Children need adult guidance in these areas.
A. C. Preston
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Watson, L. L. (1953). Historical Development Of Camp Founders Organization And Some Of Its Advantages. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1242