Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Initiatives and Trends

Plan of Work Resources



As counties begin the process of planning the next Four Year Plan of Work, volunteers will be asked to identify the needs and issues related to 4-H and youth in their county. One step in the process is for university-based Extension specialists to provide county Extension staff with updates on research, legislation, and policies which may affect local programming. The 4-H Extension Specialists have gathered information that agents may choose to share with members of local advisory councils as they engage in the process of situational analysis and needs identification.  Below are resources and tools that can be used with the 4-H Advisory Council and other groups as the County Plan of Work is developed. 


Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Initiatives and Trends Overview 2016-2020 Fact sheet

Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Initiatives and Trends 2016-2020 PowerPoint 

What’s Your Situation-Data Sources for Plan of Work Process


Kentucky 4-H Youth Development Initiatives and Trends

Empowering youth to reach their full potential to succeed in today’s global society.  (Overall Youth Development)

Developing leadership and volunteer skills for community and civic engagement


Engaging in discovery, exploration, and understanding in science, engineering and technology


Enhancing communications skills through public speaking, demonstrations and expressive arts


Adopting healthy lifestyle choices for overall well-being


Creating awareness of the impact of agriculture on daily life and developing marketable skills for the future


Practicing stewardship in natural resources


Acquiring basic life skills related to family and consumer sciences