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ERIC Number: EJ1135747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Influences of Youth Leadership within a Community-Based Context
Jones, Kenneth R.
Journal of Leadership Education, v7 n3 p246-264 Win 2009
This research project evaluated outcomes for a leadership development program utilizing adult volunteers who worked with youth to incorporate experiential learning and civic engagement opportunities. As a result, this experience exposed youth to practical skills as well as a chance to develop a sense of community connectedness. This was revealed through the youth developing more positive perceptions toward their role as decision makers in their communities, after participation in the program. Youth also developed more positive perceptions of their relationships with adults. Moreover, when comparing those youth who volunteer at least one hour per week to those who do not, those who had volunteered in the past had significantly more positive perceptions than those who had never volunteered in their community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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