Youth with disabilities often have limited opportunities for integration within their communities. The mission of "Intentionally Inclusive 4-H Club Programs," a 4-year pilot project, is to purposefully create accessible 4-H environments and engage communities to address the needs of people with disabilities. During year one, a collaborative team developed an experiential curriculum for 9 to 12 year-old youth entitled "Shine Up and Step Out." In year two, selected counties used the materials and developed specific training and resource opportunities. A formative evaluation showed how 4-H staff are raising awareness and involving youth and volunteers with disabilities in community programs.
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Stumpf, M., Henderson, K., Luken, K., & Bialeschki, D. (2002). 4-H Programs with a Focus on Including Youth with Disabilities. The Journal of Extension, 40(2), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss2/6