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Linking 4-H to linksters

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Newman, Matthew (main author)
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019-01
URL:
https://joe.org/joe/2019june/comm2.php
Published:
Extension Journal, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
communication analysis, community development, extension education, innovations, Internet, youth, outreach, social media, Twitter, Facebook, 4-H, online communication
Notes:
5 pages., Article #:3COM2, via online journal., Advances in communication technology and associated social changes have provided opportunities as well as challenges for 4-H. Historically, the 4-H club model was predicated on a community's coming together to provide youth members opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of their respective projects. The paradox is that as communities have become more connected through cell phones and social media, face-to-face, person-to-person interaction has decreased. To stay relevant for the next hundred years, 4-H must adapt to this circumstance. This article explores the importance of leveraging technology to bring young people together, foster a sense of community for them, and instill self-efficacy within them, all through the 4-H club model.