Welcome to Kentucky State University’s

4-H Youth Development Program

what we do, what 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.Children watching a goat eat

African American boy performing an experiment. AG DISCOVERY, Ky., -- The Ag Discovery program yearly summer camp made stops at the Bluegrass Stockyards and the Frankfort Brucellosis Lab, Monday, June 04, 2018.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.

4-H Activities and opportunities will be offered on-line.

Topic: CLUB KYSU: A Virtual 4-H Club
Location: Online4-H Club KYSU Virtual Conference. November 10-12, 2020. Preparing Today's Youth for Tomorrow's World. The 4-H Virtual Conference sessions will be a one stop shop for personal growth and empowerment, impact focused and youth-centered.
Age Groups: CLUB KYSU for ages 8-18
4-H Cloverbud for ages 5-7

Enroll as an individual and explore the project
of your choice! In your school, look for 4-H school enrichment programs!  Choose from a growing list of clubs and activities such as, STEM, Agriculture, Arts and Crafts, and Cooking!

4-H At Home!

Participate in online lesson plans and activities with the simple supplies and materials you have at home!  Create a Google account and register for our 4-H Google Classroom!  This online classroom for 3rd – 8th grade students is a one stop shop with access to online resources available as well as activities and lesson plans created and developed by Kentucky State University 4-H Program.  Once registered, you will receive a link and each week receive hands-on 4-H Activities, online resources, and interactive videos in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Education.

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4-H Live Wednesdays!

Join us for live fun and hands-on activities every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  4-H Live is an extension of our 4-H summer camp programs.  In this 8 day series from June – July,  participate in live sessions in cooking, gardening,  STEM, and arts and crafts projects.

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Additional At Home Activities for Children

We will continue to monitor the coronavirus outbreak and the guidance of public health officials and will provide updates on our response as appropriate.

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