A model for recruiting and training volunteers for 4-H Youth Development Programs in urban areas was designed and evaluated. Utilizing a formal course at a community college to recruit and train volunteers, the model was effective in developing and enhancing their skills. As part of their course requirements, volunteers applied their skills by implementing a science literacy program with elementary-age children in after-school settings. Their efforts were effective; participating children's science process skills showed significant improvements. Academic and community service credit served as rewards for volunteers' participation.
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Smith, M. H., Dasher, H., & Klingborg, D. J. (2005). A Model for Recruiting and Training Youth Development Volunteers in Urban Areas. The Journal of Extension, 43(5), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol43/iss5/8