Welcome to the McCracken County 4-H Youth Development Program

Welcome to the McCracken County 4-H!

The 4-H/Youth Development program here at your McCracken County Extension Office, courtesy of the University of Kentucky, creates opportunities and supportive environments for youth and adults to become capable, competent and caring citizens. And while that might just sound boring, it is actually fun and entertaining. Don’t believe us? Check out our website or contact one of our agents if you have any questions.

Your 4-H Staff

Amanda Henderson

Austin Smith

4-H Youth Development Agents

Top 10 Reasons to Join the 4-H

  • Make new friends
  • Develop self-confidence, poise & self-esteem
  • Explore projects that can lead to future careers
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Work cooperatively as part of a group
  • Involvement in community services
  • Develop skills needed to succeed in the workplace
  • Participate in 4-H activities, conferences, fairs and camp
  • Earn achievement awards
  • Have lots of fun in 4-H!

The emphasis is on “hands-on” learning that focuses on the youth’s area of interest. Programs are conducted with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences.

Youth participate in organized 4-H clubs, special interest and project groups, 4-H school enrichment programs, 4-H camp and other special activities.

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