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Boys' Club Work Among the Jews

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Publication Date: May 1902

Publisher(s): C.J. Krehbiel & Co.; Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Edith Rich

Series: Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States, 2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Population and demographics (Immigrants and aliens)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Youth; Delinquency; Education

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author describes the challenge of working with the sons of immigrants who quickly become more adept in the American world, both in language skills and earning power, than their immigrant fathers, grow up without a conventional model of parental authority and who appear to be 'bad' or uncontrollable. The solution he suggests is the boys' club, which can be a venue for fostering intellectual, physical, and emotional growth. The primary rule of thumb for the boys' club should be the precept of making every individual count, but several other guidelines for facilitating a successful program are offered.