4-H Youth Development
4-H Enrollment is Open!
The 2022-2023 4-H Enrollment is open! Fill out an enrollment form and send it to the Breckinridge County Extension Office or email to Anna at Anna.Denny@uky.edu
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 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.
4-H Clubs in Breckinridge County
Enroll in 4-H
Age- Any young person ages 9 through 18 may be involved in Kentucky 4-H. Children 5-8 may join the Cloverbud 4-H Club.
Enrollment Forms- All new and returning 4-H members complete an enrollment form and turn it into the office every year if they wish to participate in 4-H events or activities.
4-H Adult Volunteers are essential to the success and growth of the Breckinridge County 4-H Program. We are seeking volunteers to assist with programs and events related to our core content areas. This can take many forms whether it be a onetime speech/demonstration judge or even one of our club leaders. Some of our current leaders may also need assistance with the established clubs so if you see something you think you'd like to assist with let us know and we can see what might be a good fit. Contact Anna Denny, the 4-H Extension Agent at Anna.Denny@uky.edu or call 270-756-2182.