4-H designs successful youth development programs and services around specific ingredients: the Essential Elements.
Each of the eight Essential Elements is vital to the positive development of youth. When 4-H professionals and volunteer leaders focus on these elements, youth derive long-term benefits from their 4-H membership.
This peer-reviewed training curriculum helps youth workers and leaders understand each of the eight elements and how to incorporate them in on-going 4-H programs.
The training curriculum consists of 10 modules. Each module can be taught as a stand-alone session of one hour or combined together for a 10-12 hour course.
Essential Elements: Key Ingredients for Program Success is easy to use and comprehensive. Each of the teaching modules can stand-alone, but for "training-of-trainers" instructors will want to know more.