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    It is important for those working in a youth development setting to know their specific audience while implementing Positive Youth Development. I successfully defeated directing my first year of 4-H camp. I am anxious and enthusiastic to start planning for next year, thus my audience for this paper is going to focus on camp counselors ages 15 to 18. I am choosing this age group not only because they make such a positive impression upon the younger youth, but also because I think they have a lot to offer when it comes to planning certain aspects of camp. As anyone does after running any kind of large event, I have been reflecting on the things I need to improve and do differently for next year. Next year, I would like to use these counselors…

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    study is to collect information on the experiences of youth who attend residential summer camps. The researcher seeks to identify the potential differences between a 4-H and a non 4-H residential camping experience. By collecting quantitative data measuring the achievement of the essential elements of positive youth development and the acquisition of targeted life skills, the researcher hopes to gain a better understanding of the effects the camping experience can have on youth and if the…

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    Extension Agent Essay

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    Outcomes: The 4-H Extension Agent directly taught 1,635 youth and 85 Educators during 22 separate STEM events: • 634 K-5th grade children received quality 4-H science program through 4-H Outdoor Classroom Days and through partnership with elementary schools’ outdoor classrooms. • 200 youth participated in 4-H science activity at the Clay Center for the Arts and Science Engineering Day. • 132 second, fifth and sixth grade students received in-school STEM training. • 143 participated in STEM…

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    is to prevent children dropping out of football whilst maintaining enjoyment and increasing performance levels. Organised youth sport programmes see an average dropout rate of 35% a year (Gould & Petlichkoff, 1988). There’s a variety reasons for increased participation in sport, such as availability of facilities and family support however not every child is lucky enough to benefit from this, making the role of the coach vitally important. Positive Youth Development Effective coaching is of…

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    Disengaged Youth

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    II. Importance and Theory of Mentorship Programs for Disengaged Youth: Anecdotal reports of the beneficial outcomes of mentoring relationships for youth are verified by a continually growing body of research (Rhodes, 2005). Via ethnographic research Anderson describes the vital role of respected authority figures in urban communities as a “kind of guidance counselor and moral cheerleader” (Anderson, 2000). Mentoring programs for disengaged youth creates a caring and supportive relationship…

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    There is huge debate about youth sports leagues. Many say youth sports teach valuable lessons of leadership and teamwork. However some of those people say the lessons learned by playing youth sports are being replaced by a win at all costs attitude. However, it is important to realize the benefits of youth sports way outweigh the downsides. Youth sports not only promote a healthy lifestyle, but teach valuable lessons and important values. To start off, youth sports support a child’s physical…

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    For many youth today, the transition from childhood to adulthood is a challenging one. This journey requires youth ages 8-17 to understand and manage such things as physical changes in their bodies, relationships with authority, friendships and relationships with others, greater freedom and responsibility for personal decisions and increased peer pressure. Through Boys & Girls Clubs Healthy Lifestyles initiative developing young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture…

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    that works directly with youths’ ages 16 – 24 in NYCHA developments (Patterson and Butler housing developments) in the Bronx. The goal of the program is to reduce violence and recidivism in these developments. Youths are involved in identifying their problems and developing solutions…

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    Life Course Theory Summary

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    Erikson believed in eight (8) stages of development. The fifth stage was called identity vs identity confusion. During this stage, teenagers have little responsibility as well as the luxury of discovering who they are and who they want to be. Youth who successfully maneuver this stage come out of it with a solid sense of who they are. Youth who do not are likely to suffer from identity confusion which causes either withdrawal and isolation or the youth losing their identity in a peer group…

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    Santa Fe Youth Culture

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    Local Youth Culture in Santa Fe Youth in Santa Fe, New Mexico are living in a time of opportunity and change in their local context and culture. These opportunities are being brought about as a response to the local youth culture in this area. Santa Fe youth culture can be seen through a variety of aspects of their cultural development such as the influences, cultural norms, expectations and expressions. In reference to the influences of the local youth culture in Santa Fe, an immediate…

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