The Kentucky 4-H Achievement Program is a cumulative compilation of a 4-H’ers entire 4-H experience and work. 

Achievement Application Materials

Gold, Silver, Bronze Achievement Rubrics

  • Application Rubric PDF icon.pdf
  • Interview Rubric PDF iconpdf

Emerald Details and Information

Emerald 4-H Award Winners are exemplary 4-Hers who have embraced the hands-on, learn-by-doing opportunities available to them through the KY 4-H Youth Development Program, which empowers youth to reach their full potential. An emerald winner is a well-rounded 4-Her who has developed invaluable life skills through varied experiences within the core content curriculum, including strong leadership, citizenship, and communication skills, and is civically engaged. 4-H strives to build contributing, productive, and self-directed members of society, which the emerald winners exemplify. Making the Best Better is a way of life for these young people. They are well suited for and welcome the responsibility of serving as an ambassador for the KY 4-H Foundation and the KY 4-H Youth Development Program. Each year four Emerald 4-H Award Winners are selected by the KY 4-H Foundation.

  • Emerald Cover Letter/ Resume Rubric File.docx
  • Emerald Interview Rubric File.docx
  • Emerald Video Rubric File.docx
  • Video - Include a link to your Emerald Video in your application materials. The video should be 2-3 minutes long and include an introduction, a summary of your JR/SR work, a discussion of how 4-H changed you, and your future aspirations.  Creativity is encouraged, but the video should primarily feature the applicant speaking to the audience (camera)


Achievement Further Information Materials

  • 4-H Achievement Program Feedback (Please share your suggestions for improving or changing the 4-H Achievement program with your county agent. Suggestions are reviewed on an annual basis and may be incorporated into the updated versions.)