Kentucky 4-H Youth Development has long been identified with building critical life skills, leadership qualities and friendships. 4-H also teaches its members the importance of impacting the community by using the knowledge they have gained through their involvement in the 4-H Youth Development Program. Youth acquire knowledge through a number of projects including food and nutrition, natural resources, animal and plant sciences, health and safety, and various artistic endeavors. 4-H members also gain leadership, communication, citizenship and interpersonal skills and develop attitudes and habits that will allow them to meet the challenges of today and the future.
4-Hers become productive citizens who serve as catalysts for positive change in today's diverse, changing society and have fun in the process. 4-H is a community of youth across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Alumni often recall the numerous benefits they gained as 4-H members. These include developing leadership, management and communication skills, preparing to enter the workforce, and gaining a better understanding of responsibilities within one's community.