Understanding resources available in a community is essential before any 4-H youth development professional can begin addressing local needs. Conducting a community assessment generates valuable information about the unique components and resources of a specific community. This information then provides a foundation for identifying specific community needs and determining ways in which needs can be addressed through Extension-based programming.
Teuteberg, D., & Cummins, M. M. (2017). Using Community Assessments to Improve 4-H Youth Development Programming Efforts. Journal of Extension, 55(4), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol55/iss4/3