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.


Hi, I'm Vicki Boggs, L eslie County  Extension Agent for 4-H Youth Development. Welcome to the 4-H Youth Development section of the Leslie County Cooperative Extension Service web site.  Feel free to contact me at any time if I can be of help to you in any way.  You can drop by the office, call (606) 672-2154 or e-mail me at    


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Vicki Boggs

4-H News

Hello, to  all! I wanted to let everyone know that as of right now our traditional 4-H Summer Residential Camping 2020  has been suspended. There is a hope that by July or August we can revisit a possible shortened camping session.  However, this is not guaranteed as we will need to follow current government, university and CDC restrictions on gatherings and social distancing.  A final decision about the viability of this alternative camping scheduled will be shared with 4-H staff by 4-H administration on May 8.  For those that can, I ask that you allow us this extra time to make the best informed decision possible while accounting for the needs of our program and the safety of our 4-H'ers
I know that as a group, no matter the outcome of this summer, we will come together to provide programming for our youth when it is humanly possible to do so. Until then, be safe and be well."


Leslie County 4-H 2020 Post Secondary Education Scholarship

Indoor Night Hike 

Wash Your Hands Often 

Handwashing Poster - Coronavirus Prevention


Eggs in the Classroom Resources

Wallycat Activity Book

4-H Healthy Living Activity Guide

Social media physically distant socially connected


4-H Camp Letter

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Healthy Living Officers' Training Guide

Building Strong Families for Kentucky 2018


Report to the People 2019

RECYCLING Information


Discrimination Complaint Procedure

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Tim West, UK College of Agriculture, 859-257-3879; Terry Allen or Patty Bender, UK Office of Institutional Equity and Equal Opportunity, 859-257-8927; or the USDA, Director Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Bldg., 14th & Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 (202-720-5964).