4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Clover LogoWhat is 4-H?

4-H Youth Development is part of Kentucky Cooperative Extension.  Extension’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of Kentucky citizens through non-formal education for the entire family.  Extension agents and volunteers take the results of university research and explain it in such a way that different age groups can learn and apply the information to their own lives. Kentucky 4-H believes in providing positive youth development experiences so that all youth can experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.  

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The four H's represent the idea of HeadHeartHandsand Health. These are the values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

Head   Managing, Thinking    

Heart   Relating, Caring

Hands   Giving, Working

Health   Being, Living

 

Join 4-H

Youth ages five to 18 have a place in 4-H. In Muhlenberg County, we strive to provide opportunities to youth that build outstanding leaders and empower them to reach their full potential. If you are interested in getting your child involved in 4-H, click below.

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4-H Summer Camp

It's not too early to be thinking ahead to 4-H Summer Camp. Camp will be held June 17-21, 2024. Find our 2024 4-H Camp Registration Form and more at the link below.

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How does 4-H benefit youth?

4-H’ers, regardless of their background, socio-economic status, race or gender, benefit from their participation in Kentucky 4-H. Positive youth development studies have affirmed that compared to other youth, young people involved in 4-H are:

  • Four times more likely to contribute to their communities. 
  • Two times more likely to be  civically active.
  • Two times more likely to make healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology  programs during out-of-school time.
  • 4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities.

James Kalso

Extension Assistant, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 338-3124 james.kalso@uky.edu Muhlenberg County Extension Office 3690 State Route 1380, Central City, Kentucky 42330

Mackenzie J. Pogue

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 338-3124 mackenzie.pogue@uky.edu Muhlenberg County Extension Office 3690 State Route 1380, Central City, Kentucky 42330