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dc.contributor.authorAnglin, Kailaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T19:36:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-18T19:36:24Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/51503en
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this project was to determine the effectiveness of afterschool 4-H enrichment programs to increase interest and participation in the Clarke County 4-H program. Ten of the youth program participants completed a survey to rate their level of satisfaction with the program, personal perception of science, and aspirations toward future participation in science activities. The results showed that 60% of the participants like to see how things are made or invented, get excited about science, and want to learn more about science; 70% of the participants like experimenting and testing ideas while 80% of the participants reported liking science; and 100% of the participants indicated at least some interest in participating in another afterschool science program. Recommendations were made to create a logic model that reflects intentional programming and opportunities for expanded evaluation, to conduct a follow-up survey or interview with youth participants in 3 to 6 months after participation in the program, to expand STEM learning opportunities to include in-school 4-H enrichment programs, to provide youth with choice of electives and 4-H projects based on interest and prior exposure and to conduct future studies to evaluate aspirations, awareness, and participation in afterschool programs that is contingent on school day participation in this content area is proposed.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject4-Hen
dc.subjectyouth developmenten
dc.subjectafterschoolen
dc.subjectSTEM educationen
dc.subjectinformal science educationen
dc.subjectevaluationen
dc.titleEffectiveness of Afterschool 4-H Enrichment Programsen
dc.typeMaster's projecten
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural, Leadership, and Community Educationen
dc.description.degreeMALSen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Agricultural and Life Sciencesen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEducation and Leadership Studiesen
dc.contributor.committeechairAnderson, James C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNiewolny, Kimberly L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberJamison, Kathleenen


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