4-H Youth Development

Ashley Adkins


Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development

All programming is centered around the following core content areas:

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. 

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. Head, Heart, Hands, and Health are the four Hs in 4-H which represent the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

· Head - Managing, Thinking

· Heart - Relating, Caring

· Hands - Giving, Working

· Health - Being, Living

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is 4-H?

           A: 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and

             lifeskills while having fun!

Q: Why do kids and teens like 4-H?

         A: Participants get to do activities that interest them while having fun and building

            relationships with youth.

Q: What kinds of activities does 4-H offer? 

         A: It's up to you.  4-H is continually changing and growing.  We offer traditional projects

          such as animal and county fair projects in addition to new and innovative activities.  

          From robotics to shooting sports and crafting to camping we have somethings for

          everyone.Come join the fun!

Q: Who can join 4-H? 

         A: Youth ages 9-19 can join at anytime. 4-H also offers Cloverbud Clubs for 5-8 year olds

            We have something for just about everyone!

Laurel County Extension Office 200 County Extension Road, London, KY 40741  (606) 864-4167