Ohio public school student's out-of-school time study: Measuring the impact of Ohio's 4-H youth development community club program

TitleOhio public school student's out-of-school time study: Measuring the impact of Ohio's 4-H youth development community club program
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsLewis, DK
DegreePh.D.
UniversityOhio State University
Thesis TypeDoctoral diss.
Abstract

The purpose of this descriptive study was to survey Ohio youth in grades 5, 7, and 9 and explore if out-of- school activities made a difference in their lives. In the domain of life skills, other youth organization members exhibited leadership in their schools and were more likely to indicate good written record keeping skills. 4-H members responded more positively about their money management skills. Levels of risky behavior were low. 4-H members were more likely to hold leadership positions in their clubs and felt their involvement had made a positive difference in their family live. They felt that the 4-H organization to explore their unique interests that they could not explore elsewhere in their community.