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ERIC Number: EJ1092937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Adventure Central: Applying the "Demonstration Plot" Concept to Youth Development
Cochran, Graham; Arnett, Nate; Ferrari, Theresa M.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n4 p55-75 2006
Historically, land-grant university research stations focused on demonstrating successful farming methods. The land-grant mission and the principles at its foundation have broad applicability, and we believe the land-grant principles can be successfully applied in urban settings to a university's work with youth and families. In this article we describe our work at Adventure Central, which has become a demonstration plot to learn about and share what works for youth and family programming. We describe the program components and lessons learned from being engaged with youth on a daily basis for the past six years. We argue that Adventure Central is an example of how extension remains relevant to the needs of today's society and serves as a model of outreach and engagement by extending the lessons learned to benefit other youth development efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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