National Conversation on Youth Development

The council’s extensive information-gathering process began with 1,577
conversations with youth and adults involved in youth development issues, involving 1,200 youth and adults from more than 400 organizations. Participants were polled to determine what improvements they viewed as most important in various aspects of education and youth issues. Some of the highest-rated concepts: creating a national office of youth; devoting 20 percent of the academic year to experiential learning; strengthening the youth development profession by attracting better staff through better pay and recognition; and increasing coordination between public schools and youth organizations. 44 pages. Free Online. National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815. (301) 961-2800,


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