The club meeting has served as a key delivery method for 4-H programming across the United States throughout its history. A survey of WV 4-H community club members reinforces the body of evidence that the 4-H club meeting is an effective vehicle for delivering positive youth learning opportunities within the umbrella of the Essential Elements of 4-H youth development programming. This article discusses the findings of the West Virginia study and addresses the delivery of effective 4-H club programming that incorporates the Essential Elements.
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Cassels, A., Post, L., & Nestor, P. I. (2015). The 4-H Club Meeting: An Essential Youth Development Strategy. The Journal of Extension, 53(1), Article 2. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss1/2