WSU Extension - 4-H Youth Development Program

Enrollment Statistics

2007-08 Report

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YOUTH IN EXTENSION YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

A total of 75,245 (unduplicated) youth participated in the Washington State Extension Youth Development Program for the 2007-2008 4-H year, a significant increase in reported youth (+19,837) from the previous year. Girls represented 55% (41,036) of the youth participants; 45% (34,209) were boys. A total of 79,142 youth (including duplicates) participated in one or more WSU Extension Youth Development programs.

In addition to youth programs traditionally led by WSU Extension 4-H professionals and volunteers, these statistics include youth served by EFNEP (Extension Family & Nutrition Education Program), Food $ense, Master Gardeners, and other Extension areas delivering youth programming consisting of 6 or more hours of contact.

 

Youth participated in the following Delivery Methods (includes duplicates):

      • 22,031 youth were members in 1,550 4-H Clubs (‘06-‘07:  19,952 members enrolled in 1,616 clubs).  Club membership was reported in four categories:
        • 4-H Community Clubs (17,852 youth)
        • 4-H In-School Club (416 youth)
        • 4-H After-School Clubs (2,916 youth)
        • Military 4-H Clubs (847) youth)
      • 40,597 youth were involved in 1,540 School Enrichment groups (‘06-‘07:  29,914 youth were involved in 1,144 School Enrichment groups).
      • 6,844 youth were enrolled in 298 Special Interest, Short-Term groups (‘06-‘07:  5,273 youth were enrolled in 140 Special Interest groups).
      • 9,289 youth participated in 108 4-H Camping programs (‘06-‘07:  3,649 youth participated in 102 Camps); of these:
        • 4-H Overnight Camps (1,708 youth participated in 32 camps)
        • 4-H Day Camps (7,581 youth participated in 76 camps)
      • 370 youth enrolled in Family 4-H or Individual Study (‘06-‘07:  323 youth enrolled in Individual Study).
      • 11 youth participated in 1 School Age Child Care groups (‘06-‘07:  93 youth participated in 6 SACC groups).

      Total (unduplicated) youths represented the following Racial Ethnic Groups:

      • 67%    (50,202)   White (person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, N. Africa, or Middle East).
      • 13.5% (10,127)   Hispanic (person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or S. American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
      • 6.5%   (4,857)     Black (person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa).
      • 6%      (4,806)     Asian or Pacific Islander (person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, SE Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands).
      • 4.5%   (3,398)     American Indian or Alaskan Native (person having origins in any of the original peoples of N. America).
      • 2.5%   (1,855)     Other combinations.

      Youth participants represented the following Residence distribution:

      • 7.4%   (5,579) live on farms.
      • 30%    (22,545) live in towns with populations under 10,000 or in rural non-farm areas.
      • 22.3% (16,786) live in towns and cities with populations of 10,000-50,000.
      • 4%      (3,005) live in suburbs of cities of over 50,000.
      • 36.3% (27,330) live in central cities of over 50,000.

      The distribution of youths by Grade/Division included:

      • 35.5%  (26,712) Primaries (K-2)
      • 37%     (27,588) Juniors (3-5)
      • 17%     (13,057) Intermediates (6-8)
      • 10%     (7,462) Seniors (9-12)
      • .25%    (216) Post HS or Not in School
      • .25%    (210) Special Education

       

      VOLUNTEERS IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

      6,583 adult volunteers were involved in Extension Youth programs, a decrease of 72 over the previous year. Of these, 5,134 (78%) were women and 1,449 (22%) were men. 756 members were enrolled as youth volunteers. Reported adult and youth volunteers totaled 7,339.

       

      TRAINING

      4,982 adult volunteers and 2,126 youth volunteers were reported as participating in training conducted at the county and state levels; 978 other adults (4-H professionals, non-volunteers, or adults from other organizations) were trained through 4-H programs.

      YOUTH PROJECT ENROLLMENTS

      These totals include youth projects (with duplication, i.e., a youth may enroll in more than one project) for both individual and group enrollments. Projects reflect a minimum of 6 hours of contact.

      FAMILY LIVING -- 42,938
      Beg. Fam. Living, Clothing & Textiles (2,992), Knitting & Crochet, EFNEP (6,979) & Food
      $ense (22,965)
      –conducted by Fam. Living Ext. Prog., Foods & Nutrition, Bread Baking,
      Food Pres., Foods of the PNW, Native Foods, Consumer Ed., & Self-Det. Fam. Living Series

      ANIMAL SCIENCE -- 24,974
      Dairy, Goat, Beef, Sheep, Llama, Swine (2,602), Equine (8,272), Poultry, Rabbit (2,124),
      Dog (2,444)
      , Cat, Cavies, Exploring Animal Sci., Vet. Sci., & Self-Det. Animal Sci. Series

      INTERDISCIPLINARY -- 15,661
      Ag in the Classroom (5,606), Challenge (9,768), Career Exploration, SERIES

      EXPRESSIVE ARTS -- 11,479
      Applied Arts (5,783), Photography (3,144), Performing Arts, & Self-Det. Art Series

      ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP -- 8,317
      Envir. Stewardship, Sportfishing, Shooting Sports, & Self-Det. Envir. Stewardship Series

      SOCIAL SCIENCE -- 6,734
      Intro. to 4-H, Citizenship, ...And My World, Health, Leadership (4,006), Character Education,
      & Self-Det. Social Science Series

      PLANT SCIENCE -- 5,063
      Plant Sci., Garden (2,562), Entomology, & Self-Det. Plant Science Series

      ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY -- 3,359
      Aerospace, Bicycle, Computers, Small Engines, Wood Science, & Self-Det. Mech. Sci. Series

      TOTAL YOUTH PROJECT ENROLLMENT -- 118,525

 

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