Identifying What 4-H'ers Learn from Community Service Learning Projects
The article reports a study determining what 4-H delegates learned from community service learning projects conducted at Virginia's 4-H Congress. Four hundred and fifteen 4-H delegates participated and completed open-ended reflection instruments to address the research question. Delegates indicated they learned: (a) the importance of helping youth and the community, (b) new skills and information, (c) the significance of teamwork, (d) project ideas, and (e) resources to assist with project implementation. Additionally, their feedback helped identify project experiences that were ineffective. This information will ultimately assist program developers to successfully integrate community service learning programming into Virginia's 4-H curriculum.
Hairston, J. E. (2004). Identifying What 4-H'ers Learn from Community Service Learning Projects. The Journal of Extension, 42(1), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss1/12