Building Your Youth Development Toolkit: A Community Youth Devrlopment Orientation for Pennsylvania 4-H/Youth Programs
Pennsylvania Extension youth and family educators participated in an experiential inservice program that provided research findings, resources, activities, and teaching strategies to enhance positive community youth development programming in their counties. Participant evaluations showed significant gain in knowledge and understanding of community youth development concepts and the desire to apply these concepts in youth programs. Data from the evaluation provide strong evidence of the importance of developing a common framework and language for youth and family educators related to youth development. An inservice model that includes "booster" information to reinforce concepts after the inservice has application to other program areas.
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Mincemoyer, C. C., & Perkins, D. F. (2001). Building Your Youth Development Toolkit: A Community Youth Devrlopment Orientation for Pennsylvania 4-H/Youth Programs. The Journal of Extension, 39(4), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol39/iss4/9