Many young adults enter college without the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The purpose of the study reported here was to determine if 4-H helps develop life skills needed for the transition to college and overall college success. An online survey was sent to college-attending 4-H alumni and a comparison group, with a final sample size of 268 students. Results showed 4-H alumni rated significantly higher than the comparison group on six life skills constructs. These findings can be used to show 4-H program impact and how 4-H participation helps young people prepare for and succeed in college.
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Ratkos, J., & Knollenberg, L. (2015). College Transition Study Shows 4-H Helps Youth Prepare for and Succeed in College. The Journal of Extension, 53(4), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol53/iss4/24