Conducting needs assessments serves as a valuable way for Extension educators to ensure that they are designing programs that meet community needs. We developed a needs assessment tool kit that educators across urban, suburban, and rural communities can use to answer the question "What are the youth development needs in my county?" Additionally, the tool kit's components can be easily adapted for use in all Extension program areas and thus serve as a resource for educators in various contexts desiring to gather stakeholder input needed to strengthen their programming.
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Bayer, R., Mitchell-Hawkins, V., & Travis, A. (2020). Needs Assessment Tool Kit. The Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 7. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.01.07