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Utah State University

2017

University Extension

Chaperones

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Effective Chaperone Selection And Training For Enhanced Youth Experiences, Emily J. Anderson, Kelsey Roop, Stacey Macarthur Aug 2017

Effective Chaperone Selection And Training For Enhanced Youth Experiences, Emily J. Anderson, Kelsey Roop, Stacey Macarthur

4-H and Youth

This article identifies key strategies for selecting and training chaperones for youth programs. Although substantial research on volunteer core competencies and training exists, very little has been written to specifically address volunteers who serve in a chaperone capacity. We surveyed chaperones who had participated in an international youth development program to identify the most valuable personal characteristics of a successful chaperone and the most beneficial elements of a pre-event chaperone training program. The lists of these key characteristics and training topics can be used by Extension professionals in selecting chaperones and designing training opportunities for their own programs.