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ERIC Number: EJ1137091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Out-of-School Programming: Assessing the Impact on Asset Development in Young People
Walahoski, Jill; Lodl, Kathleen
Journal of Leadership Education, v3 n1 p17-26 Sum 2004
Current literature on youth development supports the theory that out-of-school programming has an effect on youth development. However, little research has been conducted on types of out-of-school programs and comparisons among involvement in various activities in relation to developmental assets. Hence, the purpose of this study was to analyze relationships between students' participation in out-of-school programs and the development of positive assets. Specifically, this study explored how 4-H participants differ from other students in their attainment of specific assets. Findings support past research that indicate out-of-school programming is making an impact on the development of youth. Strong differences specific to 4-H participation were not found. Instead, findings indicate that asset development is not the result of one program; rather, it is important to provide a variety of options that ensure a good "fit" for the young person.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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