4-H & Youth Development

Welcome to Kent County 4-H!

The Kent County 4-H Youth Development Program offers opportunities for youth ages 5-18 to live, learn, grow and have fun! Opportunities include club meetings, project activities, contests, camps, fairs and more.

4-H is the youth development branch of the University of Maryland Extension in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. 4-H teaches youth life skills such as responsibility, decision making, communication, leadership and much more! 4-H'ers learn these life skill through hands-on education. Youth choose project areas of interest to learn these life skills.

This site will allow you to find out more about the program or help you to "Make the Best Better" as a 4-H member or volunteer.


Maryland 4-H aspires to be recognized as a leader in youth development, inspiring youth and adults to learn, grow, and work together as a catalyst for positive change.


The Maryland 4-H Youth Development Program provides a supportive and inclusive setting for all youth to reach their fullest potential in a diverse society.  Youth learn beneficial and cognitive life skills through community focused, research-based experiential education programs.

The 4-H Pledge

"I Pledge my Head to clearer thinking,

my Heart to greater loyalty,

my Hands to larger service,

and my Health to better living,

for my club, my community, my country, and my world."


"To Make the Best Better"

Meet Your Local Kent County 4-H Educator

Elizabeth M.S. Hill

Elizabeth M. S. Hill, Principal Agent Associate

Beth has been with the University of Maryland since 1992 when she began as a Nutrient Management Advisor in Queen Anne’s County. Her career in 4-H youth development began in 1996 in Kent County as a Faculty Extension Assistant. She is now a Principal Agent Associate managing the Kent 4-H program which is a traditional community club-based program but also includes in-school, after-school and community programming. She recruits, trains and manages all 4-H youth and volunteers in the county. Her areas of focus are entomology, environmental science, youth leadership, service and civic engagement, and agriculture science and education. 

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