Relationship Between Participation in 4-H and Community Leadership in Rural Montana
Studies on the impact of 4-H on former members generally use alumni as one cohort. In rural states, such as Montana, it is important to understand the impact of 4-H on alumni in these rural areas and the role 4-H plays in community involvement. The study reported here sought to determine the perception of current community leaders in rural Montana and the relationship between development of leadership skills and participation in 4-H. The study found that 4-H continues to influence rural community leaders in Montana, although it plays a modest role in influencing community involvement in all areas except agriculture groups.
Flynn, A., Frick, M., & Steele, D. (2010). Relationship Between Participation in 4-H and Community Leadership in Rural Montana. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 16. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss2/16