AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

The Past, Present and Future of Youth Outreach at the RASC (Abstract)

Volume 47 number 2 (2019)

Jenna Hinds
RASC Youth Committee


(Abstract only) With about 8% youth membership nationally at the RASC, youth members can be few and far between. While many volunteers focus their effort on engaging young people by reaching out to cubs, scouts, schools, and camp groups, we often don’t see an increase in membership because of these outreach efforts. What have we offered to our youth members in the past, and what are we doing now to engage more young people in the future?