National Research Findings
Not only are young people who participate in these programs more likely to exhibit positive behaviors, they are less likely to engage in risk behaviors such as underage drinking, smoking and bullying. Volunteers are critical to providing youth with positive opportunities, such as 4-H, to make a difference in their lives.4-H Research Database
For research relating to youth, youth development for 4-H and other agriculturally oriented youth programs, visit the AgNIC Web site. Included in the searchable database are 4,500 research studies dating back to 1911 and representing 130 institutions worldwide. State, national and experiment station studies and graduate studies with many abstracts are also included.