4-H Club Study Does participation make a difference in the lives of youth? Cathann A. Kress, Ph.D. Black Hills Seminars 2001 Rapid City, South Dakota What difference does 4-H Club participation make? Two year study To what extent and in what ways do
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Does participation make a difference in the lives of youth?
Cathann A. Kress, Ph.D.
Black Hills Seminars 2001
Rapid City, South Dakota
4-H Clubs influence and contribute to the “context” for positive youth development?
-Walker & Dunham, 1994
Participants were 4-H members, program leaders, volunteers, and parents of 4-H members.
Nearly half (27 counties) have 26-50 active clubs.
Over half (31 counties) have a total club enrollment between 251-550 members.
What do you feel you have gained?
4-H experiences become TRANSFORMATIONAL when we provide opportunities for young people to