Life skills development is essential in helping young people acquire the necessary skills that enable them to reach their fullest potential. At-risk youth especially are in need of developing these skills. But what is the best method for improving life skills of at-risk audiences? The study described here examined providing life skills learning through the 4-H horse program, typically a non-traditional program for urban youth, over an extended period of time rather than as a short-term interest project. The study included a comparison group that received life skills development training over a short-term.
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Cole, D. L. (2005). Horses and Youth (H.A.Y.): A Not-So-Typical Approach to At-Risk Programming. The Journal of Extension, 43(3), Article 12. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss3/12