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4-H Youth Development Program

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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

Effective immediately through August 2020, 4-H Activities and Summer Programs at the Rosenwald Center for 4-H Youth Development is suspending all day and residential camps for the spring and summer of 2020.
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Contact: travella.free@kysu.edu

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.

Effective immediately through August 2020, 4-H Activities and Summer Programs at the Rosenwald Center for 4-H Youth Development is suspending all day camps for the spring and summer of 2020.

4-H Activities and Summer Day Camp opportunities will be offered on-line and youth can subscribe to receive free educational kits and hands-on activities at home.  Please select one or two ways to get involved in 4-H now and during summer!

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 on the Go!
Program reached capacity. Registration is now closed.

Can’t make it 4-H Camp! No problem! Join the virtual 4-H Club! The Kentucky State University 4-H Youth Development Program is providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) kits for 3rd-8th grade students.
4-H on the Go! Is an online subscription for youth to receive free hands-on educational kits in the Mail.  When you subscribe you become a 4-H Club member.  Educational subscription kits for kids can be a great way to enhance your child’s interest STEAM and expose them to new ideas.  Each kit explores a new concept in STEAM.  Your monthly kit includes all the materials and inspiration for STEM projects such as; circuits, robotics, rockets, arts and crafts.  Complete each activity and earn points to receive prizes.

Please Note:  4-H Online Programs are currently available, however due to Covid-19, the delivery times of 4-H kits may be longer than expected and our selection of educational items available may be limited due to vendors and partners prioritizing shipping household items, medical supplies, and other high demand products.   As a result, 4-H clubs kits may vary and shipment will depend on availability of selected vendors.

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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Kick COVID-19 to the Curb Self Care Workshop for Youth
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This self-care workshop refers to activities and practices that we can engage in on a regular basis to reduce stress and maintain and enhance our short- and longer-term health and well-being.  Self-care can help replenish your physical, mental and emotional energy, creativity and boost your overall health and well-being.  Join us for an hour of fun and key strategies to stay healthy!

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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