Florida 4-H Community Pride Leader’s Guide

2012 4H Community Pride Reception at UF's Straughn Center.

Service learning is an important component of youth development because it allows youth to strengthen their critical thinking skills, leadership skills, and civic and social responsibility. This 5-page Leader's Guide will help you and your club members get the most out of the Community Pride Program. Written by Stacey Ellison and Grace Carter, and published by the UF/IFAS 4-H Youth Development Department, January 2019.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/4h396

Coordinating a Collegiate Service-Learning Mentoring Program (FCS9269/FY1242)

Developing a mentoring program at a collegiate-level institution involves a mutually beneficial relationship between college students, who grow in community involvement and understanding, and local elementary and middle school students, who receive academic support. Building a program like C.A.M.P. Gator for an institute of higher learning takes a great deal of planning, communication, and leadership. This 3-page fact sheet discusses the steps required to coordinate such a program. Written by Emily Rickerson, Matthew Ohlson, Kate Fogarty, Muthusami Kumaran, and Dale Pracht , and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1242

Youth Mentoring: Involving College Students (FCS9267/FY1240)

boy concentrates on ball as collegiate mentor gives bowling tips.Today‚Äôs youth are facing a number of troubling issues including substance abuse, family disturbances, bullying, low morale resulting in low academic achievement, dropping out of school, and more. Having someone who cares about youth, to talk to them about the issues they face and mentoring them, can be a positive factor for all involved. This 3-page fact sheet was written by Emily Rickerson, Muthusami Kumaran, and Kate Fogarty about a collegiate mentor service learning program at the University of Florida., and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1240

Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing a Collegiate Mentoring Program (FCS9268/FY1241)

Have a case of support statement developed before talking with administration and other stakeholders about the program.Developing a new program can present many challenges at any level. This 2-page fact sheet describes a number of challenges that arise at various stages of developing a mentoring program. Written by Emily Rickerson, Matthew Ohlson, Kate Fogarty, and Muthusami Kumaran, and published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2011. (Photo © C.A.M.P. Gator)
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1241

AEC-392/WC073 Learning by Doing: Utilizing Service-Learning Projects

Figure 1. Service Learning Cycle
AEC-392, a 4-page illustrated fact sheet by Diane Mashburn, Amy Harder, and Dale Pracht, explains the five steps of the service learning model for group leaders, and how service learning improves youth experiences. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, September 2008.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WC073