Youths and parents in the California 4-H program have reported issues with communication and challenges in understanding the program. As a result, we developed a family handbook and other supporting documents to help youths and parents navigate the California 4-H program. This article addresses the development, dissemination, and reach of the handbook. Additionally, the article discusses future directions and implications for other Extension programs.
Lewis, K. M., Borba, J., Hill, R. D., & Miller, J. C. (2019). Effective Communication of 4-H Program Essentials to 4-H Families. Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 8. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss3/8