Oct. 1-7 is 4-H Week in Kentucky

Published 1:12 pm Wednesday, October 4, 2023

For more than 120 years, 4-H has helped youth find and fine-tune their spark or passions through projects and activities. In the process of self-exploration, youth develop life skills that help them become productive adults and local leaders. Many 4-H alumni credit the program with helping them succeed as adults.

With more than 288,000 youth members, Kentucky 4-H is the largest youth organization in the state and known for the educational programs that teach youth valuable life skills through positive youth development. Historically rooted in agriculture, today’s 4-H is much more. The program covers core areas of science engineering, and technology, health and well-being, family consumer sciences, natural resources, leadership, communication and expressive arts, and agriculture teaching valuable life skills.

4-H focuses on the positive development of youth, adults can volunteer their time and talents with local 4-H groups. Volunteers can serve in many roles from club leaders to subject matter experts on projects to judges for local 4-H competitions. In fact, more than 26,000 Kentuckians donate their time through 4-H.

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For more information about joining or volunteering through 4-H, contact the Boyle County office of the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service at 99 Corporate Drive or on-line at boyle.ca.uky.edu.

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color,

ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.