4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

What is 4-H?

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.  Extension agents and volunteers take the results of university research and explain it in such a way that different age groups can learn and apply the information to their own lives. Kentucky 4-H believes in providing positive youth development experiences that all youth to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.  

4-H is a youth organization committed to building outstanding leaders with marketable skills to succeed in today’s global society. 4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The four H's represent the idea of HeadHeartHandsand Health. These are the values members work on through fun and engaging programs.

Head   Managing, Thinking

Heart   Relating, Caring

Hands   Giving, Working

Health   Being, Living

4-H Clubs

Baking club is for youth ages 13-18 who are interested in learning to bake. This club will focus on pies and pie crusts. This club will start in spring of 2024. This club is currently full so please call the office to join the waitlist.

The Culinary Club focuses on ages 9-18 who are interested in expanding their culinary knowledge. The club will have hands-on cooking demonstrations and will meet in the spring of 2024. This club is currently full so please call the office to join the waitlist.

The Four Rivers Homeschool Club is for youth ages 9-18 who are currently homeschooled and looking for ways to connect with other homeschool youth. This club will have a variety of crafts and activities and meets monthly on the third Monday of the month. 

The Homeschool Cloverbuds club is for youth ages 5-9 who are interested in connecting with other youth. This club is an introduction to 4-H and covers a wide variety of topics. The Cloverbuds meet monthly on the third Monday of the month.

This class focuses on stamping, dyeing, stitching, and understanding tools. This club is for ages 9-18. The first meeting is on January 9 5:00-7:00 PM. This club is currently full so please call the office to join the waitlist.

The Lego Club is for participants aged 9-14. Participants will practice communication, and collaboration and have lots of fun! Space is limited so click the link to register. https://uky.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pk2mlBKA3hn0Xk?Q_CHL=qr

The Middle School Book Club is for participants in the 6th-8th grade. The first meeting is March 11 4:30-6:00. Spots are limited so please register. For more information go to https://mccracken.ca.uky.edu/4-h-middle-school-book-club.

The Rocket Club is for participants in grades 9-12. This club focuses on learning the basics of model rocket building. For more information go to mccracken.ca.uky.edu/4-H-Rocket-Club-0

To support the Rocket Club go to:
https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=9Q98PXATHEFTU 

 


Shooting Sports

Shooting sports signups are coming in February and new member orientation will be in March.

Shooting Sports

Communications Day

Communications Day will be Tuesday, March, 26th, 2024 at 5:30. The event will be held at the Paducah campus for Murray State University.

4-H Communications Day

4-H Camp

Save the date for 4-H Camp! Camp dates are July 29- August 2. More information coming soon!

4-H Camp

Events

4-H Summer Chess Club

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

Join us for the Summer 4-H Chess Club

4-H Project Day Wire Tree

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

Join us for the 4-H Project Day where we will make a wire tree. This project will qualify for fair and be entered into it. This class is full please call the office to join the waitlist.

4-H Project Days Knitting

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

Join us for the knitting project day!

Shoot With A Cop

- Paducah Shooter's Supply

Shoot With A Cop! Cost is $5/shooter.

4-H Project Day Fusible Quilting

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension Service

Join us for the fusible quilting project day. This item will be eligible to enter into the McCracken County Fair.

4-H Baking Project Day

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

Join us for the 4-H Baking Day! This class is full please call the office to join the waitlist.

4-H Polymer Clay Project Day

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

The polymer clay class is currently full.

4-H Watercolor Project Day

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

join us for the watercolor project day!

4-H Watercolor Project Day

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

join us for the watercolor project day!

4-H Project Day Wool Felting

- McCracken County Cooperative Extension

Join us for the Wool Felting Project Day! This Project Day is full please call the office to join the waitlist.


Rachael L Davis

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 554-9520 rachaelldavis@uky.edu McCracken County Extension Office 2025 New Holt Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001-9755

Lisa C. Dodson

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 554-9520 lisa.dodson@uky.edu McCracken County Extension Office 2025 New Holt Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001-9755

Heather Hunter

Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development

(270) 554-9520 heather.hunter@uky.edu McCracken County Extension Office 2025 New Holt Road, Paducah, Kentucky 42001-9755

More 4-H Info

4-H Age

 

4-H Pledge

 

If you are interested in volunteering with McCracken County 4-H Please reach out to Rachael Davis, Lisa Dodson, or Heather Hunter at 270-554-9520.