Teaching Leadership and Communications Skills and Responsibilities: A Comparison of 4-H and other Youth Organizations
This article compares 4-H and other youth organizations in helping youth to learn skills such as leadership, communications, and challenges and responsibilities. One-hundred fifty-eight former 4-H members who were also members of other youth organizations provided data for the study. More than one-half of former members indicated that 4-H was "more helpful" than other youth organizations in teaching skills relative to leadership and communications skills and responsibilities. Findings suggest that youth organizations, especially 4-H, have worth in that they help prepare youth to be responsible and contributing members of society.
Radhakrishna, R., & Doamekpor, P. (2009). Teaching Leadership and Communications Skills and Responsibilities: A Comparison of 4-H and other Youth Organizations. The Journal of Extension, 47(2), Article 6. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss2/6