This article reports on an alumni study of middle school participants in a university-based science camp; at the time of the study the youth were completing their junior or senior year of high school. The science- and technology-intensive program was set in an intentionally designed positive youth development context. The camp was free to youth who were members of populations underrepresented in science and technology careers or were from underserved areas of the state. The alumni fulfilled the camp goal that they plan to attend college after high school. The majority reported planning to get a professional or advanced degree.
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Bourdeau, V. D., Galloway, R., Arnold, M., & Nottt, B. D. (2014). Impact of a Middle School 4-H Science Camp on College Aspirations of Alumni. The Journal of Extension, 52(1), Article 12. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.52.01.12