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.

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

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.

4-H Summer Camp

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Apply For Staff

Ever wanted to be the person that gets messy during mega relay?! Apply for camp program staff and you can!! 🍀

Visit www.4hcampjobs.com or the link in our bio to view position descriptions, read the Staff Employment FAQ sheet, and access the link to apply.

For questions about being on staff, check out the FAQs highlight on our Instagram profile or email Kyle Comley at kyle.comley@uky.edu

Applications for Camp Program Staff close on February 10th, 2023.

Capitol Experience Flyer

4-H: A Capitol Experience is a great way for youth to learn more about our state, its leaders and government. This experience will be many 4-H members’ first trip to the Capitol and their first glimpse into government and the political process.
Please reach out to Kimberly if you are interested in this experience, this year. More information to come later this more.

Join 4-H for A Capitol Experience

I Love Cows Essay Contest

Attention 4-H & FFA Members!

Dustin Worthington “I love Cows” Essay Contest:

To apply for the award participants must complete the online application and upload an essay. They also need to have three references, one of which should be the county extension agent or FFA advisor.

The deadline for applications is March 3rd.Hard copies will not be accepted. Applications can be found here.                                                                         
If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Thomas, Taylor County Agent for 4H Youth Development at 270-465-4511 or by e-mail at Kimberly.THomas@uky.edu.

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Kimberly Hope-Thomas

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 465-4511 kimberly.thomas@uky.edu Taylor County Extension Office 1143 South Columbia Ave. Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2456

Angela F. Rodgers

Extension Assistant, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 465-4511 angela.rodgers@uky.edu Taylor County Extension Office 1143 South Columbia Ave. Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718-2456

Contact Information

1143 South Columbia Ave Campbellsville, KY 42718-2456

(270) 465-4511

taylor.ext@uky.edu