Honors Projects


4-H is the largest youth organization in the United States, therefore it has an impact on many lives across the nation. As a former 4-H member myself, I wanted to discover what some of the benefits of this organization are. I started my project by researching how 4-H began and what members in the organization participate in while also using my personal experience as background knowledge. I then looked at a variety of different studies that examined some of the benefits of 4-H, specifically in alumni. These other studies were used to guide the research I conducted. Also, I found many other personal stories about how 4-H impacted people’s lives. The stories showed members from a variety of backgrounds and how 4-H influenced and even still has an influence in their lives today. For my project, I sent out a survey to all of the 4-H members in the county I grew up in. The questions asked them about different skills that 4-H has helped them develop as well as activities they were able to participate in through 4-H. Descriptive statistics were then used to analyze the data. The ultimate goal of this project is to determine the exact benefits of 4-H and to be able to share them with others.


Accounting and Management Information Systems



First Advisor

Mearl Sutton

First Advisor Department


Second Advisor

Kyle Moninger

Second Advisor Department

Applied Statistics and Operations Research

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