4-H Program Development Committees
Sharing Statistics with 4-H PDC Members
It is important to share statistics with 4-H PDC members to help them understand the issues facing the youth of your county or district. Review the "Sharing Statistics with PDC Members" PowerPoint to help you as the Extension Professional, make a plan. As an agent, you can adapt the PowerPoint and use during a PDC meeting.
In deciding what statistics to share, first of all, don't overwhelm them with data. Send a copy of the data out ahead of time so that they have time to review them. Send them a copy of questions to answer to help guide their review of the data.
Looking at the Bigger Picture
To help 4-H PDC members see the big picture of program planning which includes looking at the total school age youth audience. Resource includes teaching outline and worksheet.
Links to Youth Statistics
- 4-H Statistics
- Situation & Trends from the Office of Local Government
- U.S. Census Bureau Data
- A quick fact sheet is available for each county.