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5.03 Leisure activities develop community leaders. (recreation, sport, arts, culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 71 entries
  2. [Mar 28 2015] The Role of Sport in Community Capacity Building
    2015 - USA

    Sport has demonstrated efficacy in building local skills, knowledge, and resources, increasing social cohesion, facilitating community dialog, leadership development, and encouraging civic...

  3. [May 08 2013] The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada
    2013 - Canada

    A broad range of public benefits are associated with performing arts presentation, including better health and well-being, greater energy and vitality in communities, and a more caring and cohesive...

  4. [Sep 04 2012] Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility
    2012 - USA

    People with an active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little or no such interest.

  5. [Apr 03 2012] The Arts and Achievement in At-Risk Youth
    2012 - USA

    Low-income students who are involved in arts activities have higher academic achievement and are more likely to go to college, according to new research Friday based on studies tracking students...

  6. [Apr 03 2012] Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study
    2012 - USA

    Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not, including sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income....

  7. [Sep 16 2011] A Review of Out-of-School Time Program Quasi-Experimental and Experimental Evaluation Results
    2003 - USA

    Evaluations of out-of-school-time (OST) programs link participation in programs to improvements in academic achievement, anti-social behaviour and positive youth development.

  8. [Mar 15 2011] Art-Goers in Their Communities: Patterns of Civic and Social Engagement
    2009 - USA

    "American adults who attend art museums, art galleries, or live arts performances are far more likely than non-attendees to vote, volunteer, or take part in community events." (p.1)

  9. [Dec 22 2010] Community views of ecotourism
    2008 - England

    Ecotourism’s real connection to conservation comes through participation in ownership and management of ecotourism ventures by the community, rather than through economic benefits alone.

  10. [Dec 22 2010] Sports and character development
    2006 - USA

    Coaches can shape the climate of a sport team. To reduce morally problematic behaviors and/or to increase prosocial ones, coaches need to simultaneously increase task motivation and decrease ego...

  11. [Dec 22 2010] Community Gardens in Upstate New York: Implications for Health Promotion and Community Development
    2000 - USA

    Community gardens provide participants with access to fresh foods and nature, and health benefits. They also help improve individual psychological well being and social relations. 

  12. [Dec 22 2010] People, land and sustainability: Community gardens
    2001 - USA

    Urban green spaces and community gardens can be very positively linked to the implementation of Local Agenda and sustainability policies and at the same time used to promote environmental equity.

  13. [Dec 22 2010] The Wilderness Therapy Trail
    2005 - USA

    Research regarding the effects of wilderness therapy has generally found positive outcomes such as improved physical health, improved social skills, decreased antisocial behavior, and increased...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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