County extension agents' perceptions of positive developmental assets for vulnerable youth

Kenneth R. Jones, Kerri L. Ashurst, Janet Kurzynske

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Abstract

A statewide assessment was conducted to determine county agents' perceptions toward key developmental assets in the lives of vulnerable youth and to identify an age group as a primary focus for Extension. Ninety-two percent of the 202 county agents responding to the rating scale agreed upon the need to focus on both youth leadership and personal values. Ninety-four percent of the agents also indicated that Extension should place emphasis on middle school youth as a high priority (in regard to programming). The findings conclude that there is relevance in assessing program efforts that promote positive development among youth.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume45
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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