A model for recruiting and training youth development volunteers in urban areas

Martin Smith, H. Steve Dasher, Donald J. Klingborg

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Abstract

A model for recruiting and training volunteers for 4-H Youth Development Programs in urban areas was designed and evaluated. Utilizing a formal course at a community college to recruit and train volunteers, the model was effective in developing and enhancing their skills. As part of their course requirements, volunteers applied their skills by implementing a science literacy program with elementary-age children in after-school settings. Their efforts were effective; participating children's science process skills showed significant improvements. Academic and community service credit served as rewards for volunteers' participation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume43
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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