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.
Hi all! We will be using an email newsletter system this year! Don’t miss out on all the info! Make sure to fill out the survey before August. All clubs and programs will be in that newsletter!
September 1st, 2023 is the first day of the 2023-2024 4-Hprogram year! We are very excited to be offering a wide variety of clubs and workshops this year. On September 1styou will use the link in this newsletter to enroll in 4-H and register for clubs/activities. Please do NOT sign up for clubs or register until September 1st. This month we are showing you a sneak peak of some of the clubs that will be available this year!
Enroll below on September 1st!
Enrollment is the first step to participation in Fayette County 4-H! It must be completed in order to sign up for any of our clubs or programs. It does NOT sign you up for clubs and programs.
Fayette County 4-H How to Enroll
Step 1: Click this link, or use QR code above.
Step 2: Fill out online enrollment (MUST BE DONE BEFORE CLUB SIGNUPS)
Step 3: Club registration will open September 1st. Follow the link or QR codes on the club flyers on each club page listed below.
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 Head, Heart, Hands, and 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
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.