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Lopez, Sonia; Aranda, Veronica – Journal of Extension, 2020
The Off to a Good Start: Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Development of Youth Grades 5-8 (OTAGS) curriculum provides students with a foundation for future sex education. The curriculum consists of three modules covering puberty, healthful relationships, and HIV and sexually transmitted infections. University of Illinois Extension educators taught…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Grade 5
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Dormody, Thomas J.; Skelton, Peter; Rodriguez, Gabrielle; Dubois, David W.; VanLeeuwen, Dawn – Journal of Extension, 2020
At an Extension youth agricultural science center, our team developed and pilot tested a five-lesson weather and climate science curriculum for middle school-aged youths. As part of the endeavor, we conducted an item analysis of the five worksheets used across the lessons and determined relationships between worksheet scores and pretest/posttest…
Descriptors: Worksheets, Weather, Climate, Rural Extension
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Adedokun, Omolola A.; Bastin, Sandra; Plonski, Paula; Najor, Jeannie; Cotterill, Debra – Journal of Extension, 2020
Super Star Chef is an experiential summer youth nutrition education and cooking program designed to enhance participants' nutrition knowledge, food preparation skills, cooking self-efficacy, and intention to eat more fruits and vegetables. In a program evaluation comprising a single-sample pretest-posttest design, participants' pretest and…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Summer Programs
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Henry, Emily N.; Munn, Becky – Journal of Extension, 2020
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are among the fastest growing and highest paying, yet women are largely underrepresented in these fields, and many girls lack access to STEM opportunities in school. Oregon State University's Open Campus partners with the American Association of University Women to bring an experiential…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Females, Access to Education, Agency Cooperation
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Behnke, Andrew O.; Urieta, Diana M.; Duan, Siyu; Lewis, Zach – Journal of Extension, 2020
Preprogram and postprogram surveys of 241 Latinx 4-H youths from five counties in North Carolina provided a snapshot of their experiences in the Juntos 4-H program. The study findings demonstrate that Juntos 4-H has positive impacts on academics, college readiness, parent engagement, and community engagement. Suggestions are made to help Extension…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness, Extension Education, Hispanic American Students
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Wilkinson, Deanna L.; Carroll, Jan B. – Journal of Extension, 2019
The poster is a promising mechanism for inclusive scholarship. Inclusive scholarship provides direct opportunities for inclusion and representation. Community partner and youth participants in an urban gardening program were engaged in program-related scholarship via involvement in creation of a poster and its presentation at a community…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Gardening
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Murrah-Hanson, Laurie; Kelley, Brittani; Cantwell, Jennifer; Cheney, Jeremy – Journal of Extension, 2019
Georgia 4-H has been partnering with public schools for over 100 years to provide youth development programming for elementary, middle, and high schools. In 2013, a new state accountability system required the addition of career exploration lessons in elementary schools. Georgia 4-H staff and faculty developed a career curriculum taught by county…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, School Community Programs, Public Schools
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Norman, Jessica; Moore, Amy; Mattfeldt-Beman, Mildred; Kelly, Patrick; Barlow, Patrick – Journal of Extension, 2018
The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is a farmers' market incentive program for children aged 5-12. The purpose of the summative evaluation described in this article was to determine the impact of the PoP Club on improving family and child behavior at a Minnesota farmers' market as well as child fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption. Results from a…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Child Health, Incentive Grants
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Buck, Julie; Greenway, Surine; Hoffman, Katie; Wittman, Grace; Kim, Jang Ho – Journal of Extension, 2018
We conducted a study to determine the effectiveness of a 30-min hand-washing instruction among youths in kindergarten through fifth grade. Two months after implementing the instruction, we gathered survey data to assess knowledge gained and student behaviors. Results revealed that high proportions of youths in kindergarten through second grade (n…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Hygiene, Daily Living Skills, Health Promotion
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Neelon, Marisa; Brian, Kelley; Iaccopucci, Anne M.; Lewis, Kendra M.; Worker, Steven M. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Measuring program outcomes is required for documenting effectiveness of interventions with youths participating in programs funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) initiative. The California CYFAR program provided programming for youths aged 5-8, which necessitated the development of an…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Young Children, Youth Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Gunter, Katherine B.; Abi Nader, Patrick; Armington, Amanda; Hicks, John C.; John, Deborah – Journal of Extension, 2017
The Balanced Energy Physical Activity Toolkit, or the BEPA-Toolkit, supports physical activity (PA) programming via Extension in elementary schools. In a pilot study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the BEPA-Toolkit as used by teachers through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education partnerships. We surveyed teachers (n = 57)…
Descriptors: Obesity, Prevention, Children, Extension Education
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Rebori, Marlene K.; Burge, Peter – Journal of Extension, 2017
We used geospatial analysis tools to develop community maps depicting fourth-grade reading proficiency test scores and locations of facilities offering public access to reading materials (i.e., public libraries, elementary schools, and Little Free Libraries). The maps visually highlighted areas with struggling readers and areas without adequate…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Community Information Services, Literacy, Maps
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Skelton, Peter; Dormody, Tom; Lewis, Margaret – Journal of Extension, 2016
Improving youth science comprehension is critical to youth development, yet this intended outcome is often overlooked in terms of how Extension programs are delivered. The purpose of the study reported in this article was to determine through the assessment of potential student growth whether applying features of a youth science comprehension…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Achievement Gap, Science Achievement
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Wang, Hui-Hui; Billington, Barbara L. – Journal of Extension, 2016
This article addresses economically disadvantaged minority girls' knowledge and perceptions of science and engineering and the influence of their experiences with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on their choices for future careers. We interviewed three girls who participated in a 4-H-led gender-inclusive STEM program. Our…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Knowledge Level
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Phelps, Joshua; Smith, Amanda; Parker, Stephany; Hermann, Janice – Journal of Extension, 2016
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provided elementary school students with a program that included a noncompetitive physical activity component: circuit training that combined cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility activities without requiring high skill levels. The intent was to improve fitness without focusing on body mass index as an…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Health Related Fitness, School Health Services, Extension Education
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