4-H Youth Development Programming in Underrepresented Communities
4-H youth participating in a cooking workshop at 4-H University. Photo taken 07-26-22. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.
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Junge, Shanon K., Vanessa Starr Spero, Niki Crawson, J. R. Davis, Tara Dorn, Beth Rasa Edwards, Stacy Hall, Karen Henry, Heather Janney, Beth Kerr, Andrea Lazzari, Abby Morgan, Kristie Popa, Cindy Smalley, Melinda Souers, Katelin Stenroos, Laura Valencia, Travis West, Tracy Winters, and Mary-Louise Wood. 2023. “4-H Youth Development Programming in Underrepresented Communities: 4H436/4H436, 5/2023”. EDIS 2023 (3). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-4h436-2023.

Abstract

This is part of a series of guides that have been updated with permission from 4-H National Council. This resource guide is designed to be used by Extension professionals and after-school providers to deliver positive youth development programs in underrepresented areas or with underrepresented populations. It includes information on identifying underserved or underrepresented audiences and potential challenges to their participation in 4-H programming. 

The original educational material was edited and revised for this edition by the National Association of 4-H Youth Development Professionals Afterschool Working Group, led by Vanessa Spero. Published by the 4-H Youth Development Department, UF/IFAS Extension, May 2023.

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