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.

Join 4-H

4-H Enrollment Form, Cross County Lines Form, Clubs

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4-H Camp

Applications for Adults, Teens, CITs, Campers, Code of Conduct

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Animal Science

Livestock Calendar, Forms, and Rules, Horse Forms, Horse Rules,

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Awards/Honors

State Achievement Awards & Rubrics, Record Books, and more

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Needlework

Sewing, Quilting, Needlework, Home Environment, Textiles

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Communication

Communication Event Form, Speech and Demo Judging Sheets

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Teen Programs

Teen Conference, Teen Summit, Issue Conference, and more

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Science

Identification Cards, Insect Order Book, Butterfly Video

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Health

Healthy Living Link, Heel Bulletin, Diversity, and much more

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Shooting Sports

Orientation Meeting, Safety Meeting, Meeting Dates

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Financial Ed

It's Your Reality Materials, College Prep Materials, Sample FAFSA form

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Fair

Kenton County Fair Brochure & Information, State Fair Guidelines

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Volunteer Information

Volunteer Application, Volunteer Reference Forms, Volunteer Enrollment

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4-H Council

Meeting Schedule, Forms, Scholarships

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Upcoming Events

4-H Events

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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.

What 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 that all youth to 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

Lori Clark

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(859) 356-3155 lori.clark@uky.edu Kenton County Extension Office 10990 Marshall Road Covington, Kentucky 41015-9326

Ola D. Donahue

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(859) 356-3155 ddonahue@uky.edu Kenton County Extension Office 10990 Marshall Road Covington, Kentucky 41015-9326

Diane T. Kelley

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(859) 356-3155 dkelley@uky.edu Kenton County Extension Office 10990 Marshall Road Covington, Kentucky 41015-9326

Vanessa Sturgill

Extension Assistant, 4-H Youth Development

(859) 356-3155 vanessa.sturgill@uky.edu Kenton County Extension Office 10990 Marshall Road Covington, Kentucky 41015-9326