“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
A new educational resource from the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership is available now in print and on a CD through Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com. The guide, which provides information on important policies, procedures and best practices that are critical to supporting the needs of military families' education, is also available online at www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.
Service-learning is a teaching strategy sweeping the nation that links community service to formal and informal education.