Purpose:  The mission of 4-H is to help young people become self-directing, productive and contributors to society. The program emphasizes "hands-on" learning as it centers around the youth's area of interest, home, and family.  The goal is accomplished with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences.  Youth participate through organized 4-H Clubs, special interest and project clubs, 4-H School Enrichment Programs, 4-H Camp and other special activities.

Rowan County Extension Office
600 West Main Street
Morehead, KY  40351
Phone:  (606) 784-5457
Fax: (606) 784-2407

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4-H challenges you to think and make decisions, both for yourself and as a member of a group.  You will discover new ways to do things and different ways of dealing with everyday challenges.  4-H is big on self-discipline, responsibility, initiative, and leadership.  You will become a positive force in today's world.

It can be tough growing up today.  To sort out their ideas and emotions, 4-H members often talk to club leaders and to each other about what matters to them.
4-H gives you a chance to become friends with other young people and caring adults.  It is about building character, accepting people who are different, and making your community a better place to live.

In 4-H, you learn skills that you can use for the rest of your life.  You won't just talk about it, you will actually get your hands on it, learn by doing.  Members choose from about 100 different skills, everything from bicycle safety to cooking to computer technology to veterinary science.  4-H often helps members discover interests that lead to rewarding careers.

Being healthy means feeling good; doing your best to balance school, friends, and family; and making the best choices.  4-H focuses on developing healthy lifestyles and understanding what happens when you make unhealthy choices.


I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking

my HEART to greater loyalty

my HANDS to larger service

and my HEALTH to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world.


MOTTO: To make the best BETTER.

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