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Education Resources for Youth

Kids.gov – The official kids portal to the U.S. government.  Includes links to specific government sites that would be of interest to children, such as A Tour Through the Bureau of Engraving and PrintingAdditional grade-level materials are available for youth starting their own business.

Consumer Savvy – A 4-H curriculum designed to teach youth to become informed and responsible consumers.  Includes project materials and instructor resource materials. 

Entrepreneurship Education – The 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship program works with youth to learn the practice of starting new organizations. Entrepreneurship ranges in scale from solo projects to major undertakings creating many job opportunities. The site is available on the Kentucky 4-H Agent Resource Guide (password protected). If you are unable to connect to the site and would like more information, contact Stephanie Blevins

4-H Reality Store – The Reality Store exercise introduces youth to the "realities" associated with adulthood--provision of food, clothing, shelter, etc. for a family and how these relate to career choices. Participants go through the "store" purchasing housing, transportation, child care, etc. By the end of the simulation, students usually see a relationship between career, lifestyle, and education. The site is available on the Kentucky 4-H Agent Resource Guide (password protected). If you are unable to connect to the site and would like more information, contact Stephanie Blevins

Money Skills You Need for Life: Hands on Banking – Learn about all aspects of money management, including saving, banking, investing, buying a home, etc. Curriculum is targeted to youth, teens, and adults. This is not a service or program associated with the University of Kentucky.