Laurel County 4-H, Youth development through hands-on learning

4-H Youth Development

All programming is centered around the following 7 core content areas:

4-H 7 core 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, assistants, 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

4-Hs head heart hands health

Elizabeth Easley

 4-H Agent

Elizabeth Easley has been a nonformal educator for more than a decade. She began working with youth as a park educator for the Arkansas State Parks then switched to working with youth through Arkansas 4-H. She now serves as the 4-H Agent for Youth Development in Laurel County. She has a BS in Wildlife Ecology and Management and a M.Ed. in Human Resources Workforce Development. In 4-H she strives to provide opportunities that empower youth to reach their fullest potential in a safe and inclusive environment 





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!

Contact Us

Facebook Icon     Laurel County Extension Office,

     200 County Extension Road,

     London, KY 40741 

     (606) 864-4167