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Welcome to Kentucky State University's 4-H Youth Development Program
What we do and who we are:
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization. More than 6 million 4-H youth in urban neighborhoods, suburban communities and rural farming communities participate in 4-H.
As the youth development program of the nation’s land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H fosters a “learn by doing” approach. Activities, events, and programs are centered around three program areas: science, healthy living, and citizenship.
The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, a longitudinal study conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University, shows youth engaged with 4-H are:
- Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school
- Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college
- 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors
- 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities
Because Kentucky State University 4-H Youth Development program is committed to the health and well-being of all youth in our programs, we are closely monitoring and responding to the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We are committed to understanding and complying with all guidelines and regulations provided and established by the Kentucky State University, CDC, WHO and local health agencies.
Check back later for upcoming events and activities.