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Programs benefiting school-age children are among the most popular types of service available to students at colleges that are members of Campus Compact, a coalition of 380 schools with a commitment to public and community service.

Tutoring is the most prevalent type of program, offered at 88 percent of the 167 campuses responding to a survey Campus Compact conducted earlier this year.

Occupying the second and fourth positions in the survey are programs targeting at-risk youths, offered by 73 percent of the institutions, and mentoring programs, offered by 71 percent.

The results were published in the coalition's "1993-94 National Members' Survey and Resource Guide,'' which lists institutions offering service programs in each of 25 program areas.

Copies of the guide can be ordered for $20 each from Campus Compact, Box 1975, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912.

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers is accepting applications from middle school teachers for "Transformations,'' a new project that aims to connect math and science lessons with their real-world, technological applications.

The institute will select 90 teams of two teachers each, who will be invited to attend a two-week summer workshop in either Boston or San Francisco.

During the school year, teams will be paired with local technology experts, whose fields of expertise will range from the aerospace and automotive industries to health care. The institute will also provide modems and software so the teams can access the vast Internet computer network, enabling them to converse electronically with technology gurus from around the nation.

Applications must be postmarked by Jan. 20, 1994. Forms are available from the Transformations Project, P.O. Box 1205, Jamaica Plain, Mass., 02130; (800) 433-2463.

Educators looking for advice on how to insure that well-intentioned volunteer programs do not turn into liability nightmares may find help in "No Surprises: Controlling Risks in Volunteer Programs,'' a new booklet published by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center in conjunction with the Points of Light Foundation and the American Bar Association.

To help avoid such problems as embezzlement, accidents, or child abuse involving outside helpers, the booklet includes tips on screening, training, and supervising volunteers, as well as promoting safety and managing money.

The booklet is available for $12.95 per copy from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center, 1828 L Street, N.W., Suite 505, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 785-3891.--M.S.

Vol. 13, Issue 06

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