Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This project fosters mastery by increasing awareness of ATV safety gear, pre-ride checks, and fit guidelines by community learners and ASI Rider Course participants as well as increasing rider knowledge and skills for using ATVs; Belonging by encouraging youth to work together with other youth and adults to develop safe and environmentally friendly riding practices; Independence by teaching the skills necessary to determine correct ATV sizing choices and the understanding of safe riding practices; and Generosity by promoting the reduction and prevention of ATV related injury and mortality through 4-H Community Education and State 4-H Rider Course initiatives.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link).



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: tearle@uky.edu