Promoting STEM Careers to Change the World

2019-20 SET Leadership Board

2019-20 Board members, left to right -

Leighanne Lyvers - Secretary, Spencer County; Ethan Roberts, McCracken County; Justice White - Vice Chair, Lincoln County; Aydon Lyvers, Nelson County; Kara McFayden - Recorder, Butler County; Grayson Lyvers, Nelson County; Kiersten Foit - Chair, Butler County; Not Pictured - Abe Woods, Lawrence County
KY4HSET Board Logo

The fastest growing jobs of the future are in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.  Yet the United States is falling behind other countries in these areas. 4-H is engaging youth in opportunities to get them excited about science. The Kentucky 4-H SET Teen Board gives teens real-world experience in SET, leadership, and provides youth a voice to the direction of the Kentucky 4-H program.  


To develop an educational program that provides youth opportunities to: master technical skills and creative abilities; explore careers in the science, engineering and technology industry; develop leadership abilities and character; build self-confidence; improve public speaking and presentation skills and share knowledge with others.


Give teens an opportunity to put leadership skills into action while providing a youth voice to the direction of the 4-H in Science, Engineering & Technology program in Kentucky 4-H.

Information and Forms

SET Leadership Board Brochure

SET Leadership Bylaws (Revised September 2020)

2021-22 4-H SET Leadership Board Application Materials

Form 1 - SET Board Applicant Letter

Form 2 - SET Board Cover Page and Essay

Form 3 - SET Board Application

Form 4 - Personal Information Enrollment Form

Application is due 01 May 2021 to the State 4-H Office. Check with your county agent for county deadline. (password protected online registration)

Kentucky 4-H Lesson Planning Guide:  Resume Construction

Kentucky 4-H Lesson Planning Guide:  Going For It:  Resumes

Kentucky 4-H Lesson Planning Guide:  Basic Resumes

2021-2022 4-H SET Leadership Board Mentor Application Materials (coming soon)

SET Mentor Information

SET Mentor Application


During the course of the one year term, SET Teen Leadership members:

  • Attend SET Day at the Kentucky State Fair
  • Attend three Board meetings (September, November and February) for planning 4-H Summit and Teen Conference workshops
  • Promote National 4-H STEM Challenge (county and/or district event)
  • Attend the National Youth STEM Summit (or similar national trip)
  • Attend and present workshops at 4-H Summit
  • Attend and present Tracks and/or Workshops at 4-H Teen Conference

Teen Eligibility:  The family of the board member must provide their own transportation and pay registration fees for meetings and scheduled events.  

Applicants must be 8th grade through 11th grade at the time of application so that they are in grades 9 through 12 during their year of service.  Youth must be in “good standing”. Contact your agent if there are questions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Interviews may be held at Teen Conference.

Application Deadline:  01 May 2021

All application forms are required to be submitted to Torey Earle by your County Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development by 01 May 2021 via the Qualtrics link on the Kentucky 4-H Web Page (password protected online registration).  For question about the application procedure, contact Torey Earle,  UK College of Engineering, Extended campus, 210 Crisp Bld, 4810 Alben Barkely Dr., Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (PH-270-534-3105; Fax-270-534-3071; Email:

Mentor Information 

Eligibility:  Mentors (adult) will be responsible for your own travel and participation expenses.                                

Mentor Position Description: 

  • Mentors must be over age 19 and no longer eligible as a 4-H Member
  • Volunteers must have the endorsement of the agent in his/her county
  • Volunteers must be approved by the local Client Protection Committee
  • Vlounteers must commit to attend the events listed above

Application Deadline:  15 April 2020

Send application to Torey Earle,  UK College of Engineering, Extended campus, 210 Crisp Bld, 4810 Alben Barkely Dr., Paducah, KY 42002-7380 (PH-270-534-3105; Fax-270-534-3071) or as an email attachment to so that it will arrive no later than the deadline.

State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-3071; Email:

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