4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development


Hello & Greetings from Allen County 4-H Youth

Development Agent, Anna Meador!

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Check out this 4-H Page to learn more about 4-H and how to get involved!



What is 4-H Youth Development?

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.


Allen County 4-H Programs provides hands-on education for youth ages 5-18, focused on life-skills, leadership and service learning.  4-H participants may be involved in numerous 4-H program modes: 4-H Clubs, 4-H Workshops, 4-H Camps/Conferences, 4-H Events/Contests, School Enrichment and so much more! 

Allen County and Kentucky 4-H focus on 7 core content areas across our clubs and programs: 

  • Agriculture  (Key Subjects: General Agriculture, Livestock, Horses, Horticulture, Poultry) 
  • Communications & Expressive Arts   (Key Subjects: Public Speaking, Visual Arts, Performing Arts) 
  • Family & Consumer Sciences    (Key Subjects: Cooking, Sewing, Needlework, Budgeting, Entrepreneurship)
  • Health   (Key Subjects: Physical Well Being, Mental Health, Safety)
  • Leadership    (Key Subjects: Leadership, Teambuilding, Officer Leadership)
  • Natural Resources   (Key Subjects: Forestry, Geology, Shooting Sports, Wildlife, Conservation, Entomology)
  • Science, Engineering & Technology   (Key Subjects: Science, Robotics, Chemistry, Engineering Design)

Check out opportuntities to get involved in our clubs or workshops and events throughout the year.  

You may reach Allen County 4-H Youth Development by phone at 237-3146.The Allen County Cooperative Extension Office is located at 200 East Main Street in Scottsville, Kentucky.


For the current Allen County 4-H Youth Development newsletter, Click Here


Connect with us via Facebook @ Allen County 4-H Youth Development

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.

Anna Meador

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 237-3146 anna.meador1@uky.edu Allen County Extension Office 200 East Main Street, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164-0355

Contact Information

200 East Main Street P.O. Box 355 Scottsville, KY 42164

(270) 237-3146