Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity. Started in 2005, the Kentucky 4-H Summit is held annually at the Kentucky 4-H Educational Center in Jabez, KY. This program is for middle school aged youth who are currently enrolled in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades.  This program is designed to develop leadership, citizenship, and communication skills.  We hope that through participation, 4-H members will make new friends by belonging to a group, master new skills by participation in dynamic workshops, exert independence in a group-living situation and practice generosity through a service learning experience.  

All delegates will take one leadership workshop taught by members of the Kentucky 4-H State Teen Council.  Delegates choose an additional 3 workshops and 2 funshops. The three day, two night conference ends with a motivational program sponsored by one of our state teen program boards/councils. New in 2017, the Kentucky 4-H State Teen Council will be hosting the "Hit the Trail" 4-H 4K to empower 4-H'ers to practice healthy living.  Contact your 4-H Agent for more information. Link to county office contact information


4-H Teen Summit delegates stay at the beautiful Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez, KY. Delegates stay in lodge style housing with 3-4 beds and private bathrooms. County 4-H staff select the date they are attending in advance so check with your extension office to find out which week they are attending!

Teen Summit 2017 was a success due to our dedicated 4-H professionals and volunteers from across the state. Kentucky 4-H welcomed 488 middle school youth to 4-H Teen Summit over three weekends. There were 20 adult volunteers, 72 teen volunteers from 86 Kentucky counties participate in Teen Summit 2017! We look forward to making 2018 just as successful! See information below.

Save the Dates for 4-H Summit 2019: 

Session 1 - March 7-9, 2019

Session 2 - March 14-16, 2019

Session 3 - March 21-23, 2019

Check with your 4-H Agent for more information about costs and deadlines.


  • Registration Form  
  • Personal Information/Enrollment Form
  • Medication Form 
  • Schedule/Program
  • Online Submission for Workshops/Funshops
  • List of Classes Session One | Session Two | Session Three 

Additional Information

  • Letter to Parents
  • Letter to Delegates  
  • 4-H Summit Video! (turn up your volumn)
  • 4-H Summit Flyer and Invitation 
  • Risk Management Plan | Risk Crisis Plan 
  • Agent Resources/Resource Guide
    • Online Registration (password protected)
    • County Housing & Payment
    • Editable News Article 
    • County Dates and Enrollment Numbers
    • Receipts 
    • Newsarticle

Volunteer Opportunties

State Contact:  Rachel E. Noble | | 859.218.0991

Revised 12/1/17 - REN