Positive youth development

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  • Positive Youth Development In Residential Summer Camps

    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 distinction of 4-H camp makes any difference on the outcomes. Research Design The research design used will be causal-comparative, or ex post facto, comparing the results of two categorical groups, 4-H camps and non 4-H camps.…

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  • Extension Agent Essay

    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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  • Participation In Youth Sports Essay

    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

    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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  • Overuse Of Technology Influence On Child Development

    media, however the children and young people are the most people influenced by the overuse of technology. They spend more time connecting in their face book, playing video games, the rapidity advancing technology assimilate in different steps of child development such as social .physical and psychological. Especially the brain…

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  • Young Athletes: Should They Deserve A Reward?

    teaching the youth today that lack of effort deserves a reward? At what age should a child be taught that hard work and extra effort not only lead to reward, but also to a greater sense of pride and accomplishment? By the time a child reaches the age of eight, he or she should be taught that participation, or “Just Show Up,” trophies are a thing of the past. Children must understand that life does not give participation rewards for just being a part of the team. This culture of participation…

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  • Brain Plasticity And Its Influence On Adolescents

    Dr. Laurence Steinberg describes the idea of developmental plasticity in the book “Age of Opportunity”. Steinberg (Chapter 2, 2014) describes how many important events occur during these years and those experiences get into a person’s brain and mold who they are. There is an old saying in the Hispanic culture that translated into English says, tell me who is around you and I will tell you who you are. It is clear that each individual is a product of their environment and the people who…

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  • Life Course Theory Summary

    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

    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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  • Risk Factors In Adolescents

    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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