4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

Dr. Richard Lerner, in collaboration with Dr. Jacqueline Lerner at Boston College, received a 2 year grant for $1 million dollars from The National 4-H Council to extend and replicate The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development.  The team will follow-up with original participants of the study, who are now young adults, and collect information about work activities, health and well-being, and, especially, the family, community, and national contributions and civic engagement of these young people. In addition, to extend the youth-development leadership of 4-H programs to the current generations of American youth, the research team will conduct a small replication of the original 4-H study.