Sparks are what help youth see the potential within themselves. Sparking the inner passions, interests and talents of young people that inspire them on the path to thriving is central to youth development work.
Volunteers partner with youth in the discovery process by encouraging young people to participate in and take on leadership roles through 4-H’s learning-by-doing approach to program delivery. Sparking the passions and interests of youth goes beyond project and club program involvement.
Benson, P.L. (2008) Sparks: How parents can help ignite the hidden strengths of teenagers. California: Jossey-Bass