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Starting a Business of Your Own
Are you interested in starting your own business--such as mowing lawns, making and selling jewelry, growing sweet potatoes? The 4-H entrepreneurship project will guide you through the steps of setting up a business of your own.
To get a project book and see if there is a 4-H Club or group near you, contact your county's Extension agent for 4-H yd.
Youth Project Books
Be the "E" Activity Guide: for middle and high school age youth; Source: 4-H Mall
Volunteer Leader's Guide
Be the "E" Helper's Guide: for volunteer leaders working with middle and high school age youth; Source: 4-H Mall
Be the "E" Kentucky Facilitator's Guides: for volunteers working with young entrepreneurs; Source Kentucky Cooperative Extension; contact your county's Extension agent for 4-H for the lesson plans.
- Level 1: Love It
- Level 2: Plan It
- Level 3: Do It
Kentucky Extension Homemaker Entrepreneurship Plan of Work: for volunteers working with young entrepreneurs; Source: Kentucky Cooperative Extension
American Private Enterprise System: for volunteers working with juniors in high school; Source: UK Agriculture Economics Department. Contact your county's Extension agent for 4-H.
Related 4-H Events & Activities
Work→paycheck→responsible spending→financial goals...Check out the consumer/financial education projects.
American Private Enterprise Seminar (APES): Participate in a series of high impact sessions on the American economy, where it fits in the global economy and how Americans organize to form businesses from local business leaders. Target Audience: seleted juniors in high school. Contact your county's Extension agent for 4-H for more information.
Test your skill in interviewing for a job--Learn more through the 4-H Communication project--The Perfect Fit. Enter your county's 4-H public speaking contest--in the "mock job interview" category for teens ages 14-18.
Achievement Program: When it comes to landing a job, past "work" experience counts! Youth who are actively involved in 4-H are often tapped to serve in leadership roles. If leadership or service to others is your thing, ask your county's 4-H agent about 4-H Achievement.
To learn what's happening in 4-H in your county, contact your county's Extension agent for 4-H youth development.
State Contact: Kimberly Adams Leger, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development, Office: 209F Scovell Hall, University of Kentucky; Mailing address: 212 Scovell Hall, Lexington, KY 40546; Phone: 859-257-7179; Fax: 859-257-7180; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org