A recent study has proved that 4-H builds youth skills. Dr. Richard Lerner, director of the Tufts study, reports these key findings.
In 4-H, youth contribute more than non-4-H youth to:
In 4-H, youth had higher scores than non-4-H youth in:
In 4-H, youth are more likely than non-4-H youth to show high:
• Personal development
• Family and community contribution
In 4-H, youth work toward the future more than non-4-H youth through:
• Higher grades
• School participation
• College plans
In 4-H, youth are more likely to score higher than non-4-H youth in:
• Selecting positive life goals
• Overcoming obstacles in the way of goals
In 4-H, youth are less likely than non-4-H youth to show:
• Risky behavior
Lerner, R. et al. (2008). The positive development of youth: Report of the findings from the first four years of the 4-H study of positive youth development. Tufts University, Institute of Applied Research in Youth Development.