The article proposes a series of elements that are essential to a positive 4-H Club experience. It builds on a list previously elaborated by the National 4-H Impact Design Implementation Team but complements and illustrates it with the testimonies of 4-H members, volunteer leaders, and parents. The qualitative inquiry was conducted in New York State to draw out the voices of young people and the wisdom of the adults who work with them. The lessons learned can be used to stimulate discussion and reflection in other states so as to improve the quality of clubs everywhere.
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Gregoire, H. (2004). Gathering Wisdom from 4-H Youth Development Clubs. The Journal of Extension, 42(3), Article 9. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss3/9