Luna, Nora and Solis-Leon, Jesus 2021, Clark County 4-H, 2020-2021 4-H Attendance and Evaluation Report, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, County Report

The Clark County 4-H Plan provides a vision and outlines goals to expand and support national and state priorities in Clark County. The plan was designed to interconnect with the state's purpose to establish a statewide coherent approach (Usinger et al., 2014): “Extension 4-H Youth Development is an age-appropriate, positive youth development program that helps shape future leaders and innovators through research-driven, hands-on learning activities with a focus on academic and career readiness.”

The following is a summary of the programs that were delivered between October 2020 and September 2021, including locations, dates, and demographics. It also includes an overview of youth survey analysis results; evaluation survey implementation began in February 2021.

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Three different surveys were administered, based on the number of sessions youth attended. The Youth Thriving Survey was given to youth who attended a minimum of 5 sessions. For youth aged 13 and above, the survey was a post-reflective survey. A post Developmental Context Survey was given to youth who attended between 2-4 sessions. A short satisfaction survey was given to youth who attended a 1-time session. The following is a summary of the collected data.

The 2020-2021 program year is the first time this evaluation plan has been implemented. The pilot phase of this plan will allow 4-H professionals to gather information in order to better serve children, youth and families. Moving forward this might look like increasing topic options offered in schools, community centers, and library workshops; attending more community events for outreach purposes; and building strong partnerships with other community organizations. Based on these surveys and feedback from the Evaluation Coordinator, the surveys will be modified in order to capture more concise data.

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