The 4-H/Youth Development program creates opportunities and supportive environments for youth and adults to become capable, competent and caring citizens. The emphasis is on "hands-on" learning that focuses on the youth's area of interest.
Programs are conducted with the help of parents, adult volunteer leaders and professional staff who organize educational experiences. Youth participate in organized 4-H clubs, special interest and project groups, 4-H school enrichment programs, 4-H camp and other special activities.
The McCracken County 4-H needs volunteers to help with the “Reality Store” – a program designed to teach youth about budgeting and financial planning. This is an annual event held in March.
The 4-H also needs volunteers to help teach sewing during the Springtime Sewing Wrokshop, along with volunteers with a cooking background to help the Fall Cooking Program.