ERIC Number: EJ1134710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
The Impact of Boys & Girls Club/Keystone Club Participation on Alumni
Swigert, Tami; Boyd, Barry L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n1 p69-86 Win 2010
This study examined the impact of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGC), and its Keystone Club (KC) component, on the leadership and citizenship development of its alumni. 14 alumni were interviewed using a structured interview technique. The constant comparative method was utilized to identify leadership traits and skills that alumni perceived they had developed as members of either organization. It was found that alumni from both organizations felt that they had developed the ability to lead groups, and developed the traits of integrity, honesty and patience. In addition, their participation in BGC/KC gave them the confidence to pursue leadership roles outside of BGC/KC. These traits and skills also carried over into their adult lives.
Descriptors: Youth Clubs, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities, Citizen Participation, Alumni, Graduate Surveys, Skill Development, Demography, Personality Development, Moral Development, Program Effectiveness, Structured Interviews, Student Participation, Participant Satisfaction, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
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