ERIC Number: ED204059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: N/A
Community Concerns and Extension Youth Programs. Proceedings Regional Conference (February 18-20, 1981). Publication 28.
White, Leigh Cree, Ed.
The 4-H/Community Resource Development workshop was designed to help people conducting Extension 4-H programs on sensitive and complex community issues improve their ability to create a better climate for discussion of alternatives and development of community projects. Topics of the presentations included the role of the 4-H administrator, resource utilization, opportunities for community resource development, group dynamics, community development processes, human development, youth-adult interaction, and youth involvement in politics. A social action program in Manchester, New Hampshire; a citizen involvement training service in Massachusetts; and a youth training program in Washington, D.C. were described. The clientele, youth and adult involvement, what happened to the youth and the community, a program evaluation, and the commitment of 4-H professionals were described for 10 specific 4-H programs: an anti-vandalism program in an unnamed community; Maine programs of emergency mapping and marine education; a Maryland program for troubled youth; a New Jersey program for youth with social difficulties; a New Hampshire job placement program; a West Virginia cultural heritage program; and New York programs for child care and parenting preparation, coastal resources, and for possible inclusion of Little Sandy Creek in the state's recreational river system. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Problems, Community Resources, Emergency Programs, Extension Education, Local Government, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Staff Development, Urban Areas, Workshops, Youth Programs
National Regional Center for Rural Development, 293 Roberts Hall, Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY 14853 (free).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Ithaca, NY.