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Evaluating the “Drone the Unknown” 4-H Program Curriculum
(Virginia Tech, 2018-12-10)
Within the past ten years, there has been an increase in the demand for more STEM-based programs as is evident by the increase in STEM related careers and opportunities. In order to keep up with these career opportunities ...
Life Skills Develop through Participation in Youth Entrepreneurship Program
(Virginia Tech, 2013-12)
Entrepreneur and vocational programs are important in building workforce readiness skills in youth (Fields, Brown, Piechocinski, & Wells, 2012). Recent surveys have found that certain skills, including communications, ...
Virginia 4-H Food Challenge Curriculum Evaluation
(Virginia Tech, 2016-12-13)
In 2014, 4-H agents brought the Food Challenge competition from Texas to the Virginia program as a new competition outlet for youth. With this new program comes the need to train Extension faculty, staff, and volunteers ...
Career Development for Teens Through the Southern Virginia Workforce Readiness and Preparedness Summit
(Virginia Tech, 2019-08-30)
A 2019 needs assessment distributed by the Pittsylvania County unit of Virginia Cooperative Extension indicates that professional development is among the top five priority issues for youth in the county. Despite an economics ...
Parental Learning Experiences with Children Active in 4-H
(Virginia Tech, 2020-05-21)
This study was a qualitative pilot study conducted on the optimal questions and venue of data collection on the learning experiences of adults with children active in 4-H. 4-H provides youth development and STEM literacy ...
Teen Leadership Skill Development through the Junior 4-H Camp Counselor Training Program
(Virginia Tech, 2017-05-17)
The purpose of this paper is to determine if there is a positive relationship between participation in the Junior 4-H Camp Counselor Training Program and development of leadership skills. Additionally, this study seeks to ...
A Model for Collaborative Partnership: Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Local School System Support Financial Education Mandates
(Virginia Tech, 2014-05)
Extension professionals partner with other community agencies to meet common educational goals. Utilization of a collaborative model can aid in the organization of a collaborative effort. This paper highlights Rubin’s ...
Urban Agricultural Event
(Virginia Tech, 2012-12)
Many authors and researchers agree that our youth will benefit from learning about agriculture. “Agricultural literacy is an essential factor for continuing success of the nation. It is important to reach the population ...
4-H Presentation Contest in Homeschool Learning: A Case Study
(Virginia Tech, 2021-03-08)
Rockbridge 4-H: The Case of Boxerwood
(Virginia Tech, 2012-05)
I conducted an in-depth exploration of the partnership building process between Boxerwood and Rockbridge 4-H and identified specific partnership characteristics found within this collaborative relationship. Boxerwood ...