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Lobenstein, Monica – Journal of Extension, 2018
Youths trained in intervention skills can help stop a suicide through effective communication and an empathetic response. Extension professionals and community partners developed a layered approach to teaching suicide intervention skills, involving school staff, other community-based adults, and youths in a consistent community training process.…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Intervention, Suicide, Prevention
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Arnold, Mary E.; Davis, Jamie M.; Lundeberg, Roberta – Journal of Extension, 2017
In 2014 the Oregon 4-H program adopted a new program model to describe and evaluate the impact of 4-H on youths. The model is based on promoting thriving in young people, with an emphasis on high program quality. This article discusses the impact on thriving in 378 youth participants of the 4-H Summer Conference (4-HSC) program. The results of the…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Youth Opportunities, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Zimbroff, Andrew; Schlake, Marilyn R.; Anderson-Knott, Mindy; Eberle, Nancy; Vigna, Diane – Journal of Extension, 2017
Entrepreneurship is widely recognized as a driver of rural economic growth and community vitality. Nebraska Extension personnel developed a youth entrepreneurship curriculum--EntrepreneurShip Investigation (ESI)--for middle and high school students. This curriculum has been used at 4-H summer camps, for formal classroom and out-of-school…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Youth Programs, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Wallace, Michael L.; Freitas, William M. – Journal of Extension, 2016
Preparing young Americans with science and technology skills has been on the forefront of educational reform for several years, and Extension has responded. Robotics projects have become a natural fit for 4-H clubs, with members' experiences ranging from using Lego┬« Mindstorms┬« and other "purchase and assemble" robotics kits to building…
Descriptors: Robotics, Youth Clubs, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness
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Meszaros, Peggy S.; Kimbrell, Monica R.; Swenson, Andrea – Journal of Extension, 2015
This article examines Extension professionals building community capacity in 10 counties across five Appalachian states in response to the talent crisis in the United States information technology (IT) workforce. The goal has been to transfer IT knowledge and create a supportive environment to foster interest in IT careers among underserved girls…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Capacity Building, Counties
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Conner, David; Estrin, Hans; Becot, Florence – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article discusses High School Harvest (HSH), an Extension educator-led project in five Vermont schools to provide students with job training and food system education and to provide lightly processed produce to school lunch programs. One hundred and twenty-one students participated, logging 8,752 hours growing, harvesting, and processing…
Descriptors: Food Service, Extension Education, High School Students, Job Training
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Bourdeau, Virginia D.; Galloway, Robin; Arnold, Mary; Nott, Brooke D. – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article reports on an alumni study of middle school participants in a university-based science camp; at the time of the study the youth were completing their junior or senior year of high school. The science- and technology-intensive program was set in an intentionally designed positive youth development context. The camp was free to youth…
Descriptors: Alumni, Middle School Students, Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students
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Myers, Monique R. – Journal of Extension, 2012
A middle school student and teacher watershed education project supports a large wetland restoration effort. It provides community-based, science education for urban, low-income, multicultural 6th-9th grade students and their teachers. This is a bottom-up approach to extending information to the local community about the restoration. The project…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Middle School Students, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Black, Lynette; Powell, Pamela – Journal of Extension, 2012
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is designed to train Americans to safely help themselves and their community in the event of a widespread disaster. This program is designed for adults. Despite youth increasingly becoming recognized as valuable resources, able to equally partner with adults in leadership and decision-making…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Extension Education, Safety Education, Community Programs