This article describes the experiences of Ohio 4-H Youth Development and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus, Inc. to incorporate 4-H clubs within the Boys & Girls Clubs setting. The purpose of the study was to inform the continued collaboration of the two organizations. Staff and youth interviews, participant observation, and review of program records were conducted to gain insight into program implementation. Benefits, challenges, and keys to success were derived. The authors conclude that perception of benefits, compatibility of missions, and the new audience for 4-H outweigh the challenges. Communication through regular meetings is deemed essential.
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Ferrari, T. M., & Sweeney, L. H. (2005). Building a Collaboration for Youth Development: The "Club-Within-a-Club". The Journal of Extension, 43(1), Article 7. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss1/7