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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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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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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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Dodd, Sara; Follmer-Reece, Holly E.; Kostina-Ritchey, Erin; Reyna, Roxanna – Journal of Extension, 2015
This article describes a novel approach for introducing 4-H to non-traditional/diverse audiences using 4-H Food Challenge. Set in a low SES and minority-serving rural school, Food Challenge was presented during the school day to all 7th grade students, with almost half voluntarily participating in an after-school club component. Program design…
Descriptors: Grade 7, After School Programs, STEM Education, Career Development
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Campbell, Brian T.; Wilkinson, Carol A.; Shepherd, Pamela J.; Gray, Paula – Journal of Extension, 2015
STEM education has become essential in the United States, and agriculture allows for a great opportunity to teach STEM education in a fun, hands-on manner. The Virginia Southern Piedmont Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SPAREC), in partnership with King Arthur Flour, has created a program that reinforces what is taught in the classroom…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, STEM Education
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Horrillo, Shannon J.; Widaman, Keith; Worker, Steven M.; Trzesniewski, Kali – Journal of Extension, 2015
Evaluation is a key component to learning about the effectiveness of a program. This article provides descriptive statistics of the newly developed National 4-H Common Measures (science, healthy living, citizenship, and youth development) based on data from 721 California 4-H youth. The measures were evaluated for their reliability and validity of…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Youth Programs, Test Validity
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Warren, William A. – Journal of Extension, 2015
The carbon cycle was used as a conceptual construct for organizing the curriculum for a youth summer camp on natural resource use and sustainability. Several studies have indicated the importance of non-traditional youth education settings for science education and understanding responsible natural resource use. The Sixth Grade Forestry Tour, a…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Natural Resources, Grade 6
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Brain, Roslynn; Upton, Sally; Tingey, Brett – Journal of Extension, 2015
Sustainability Camps provide an opportunity for Extension educators to be in the forefront of sustainability outreach and to meet the growing demand for sustainability education. This article shares development, implementation, and evaluation of an Extension Sustainability Camp for youth, grades 4-6. Camp impact was measured via daily pre-and…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Extension Education, Program Design, Program Implementation
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