Impact of 4-H on Alumni's community involvement Academic Article uri icon


  • by Extension Journal, Inc. The quantitative, non-experimental descriptive study reported here sought to measure how being alumni of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program influenced their decisions toward community involvement and leadership positions within communities. Former Texas 4-H alumni at least 18 years of age were the assessable population. The study confirms former 4-Hers are using what they learned in the 4-H program by staying involved in their community organizations and holding leadership positions. Organizations listed at the top by most volunteers included: 4-H Volunteer, Church Organization, and Fair Board/Livestock Association/Group. Leadership positions most frequently held include president and secretary.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Merten, K., Locke, D., Williams, M., Carter, M., & Lehman, K.

complete list of authors

  • Merten, K||Locke, D||Williams, M||Carter, M||Lehman, K

publication date

  • January 2014