4-H Youth Development


What is 4-H?

4-H is a place where you find a place to belong. It's where you decide what matters to you, learn about things that interest you, and where you serve in the community where you live.

  • Create and build things. Whether you're inspired by robots and drones or photography and recipe cards, our programs give you the tools and the opportunities to create, imagine, and build. 
  • Travel and see the world around you. In 4-H, you can travel across the state and around the world if that's what you're in to. Dream big and discover the world through our programs. 
  • Explore careers that interest you. In 4-H, career exploration is more than just reading about possible jobs, it involves rolling up your sleeves and trying it on for size. 
  • Make new friends. From clubs to camps to field trips, in 4-H you'll meet new people and experience new social and cultural events. It's pretty easy to form lasting friendships when they're based on shared interests and experiences. 
  • Teach and inspire kids. 4-H helps prepare youth for roles as leaders in their classrooms, communities, and future careers. We'll help you develop the skills you need to work with youth in your community and help them launch their own 4-H journey. 
  • Help others. A core aspect of 4-H is learning to serve with and for those around us. 4-H clubs create opportunities for members to find meaningful ways to impact the people and neighborhoods they live in. 


Find your spark


What's happening?

International Day - March 23, 2024
AJMPU 4-H Enrollment and Project Selection Deadline -  April 15, 2024

Printable AJMPU 4-H Coloring and Activity Sheets
April Showers
Earth Day
Tic Tac Toe Poetry

Unit-wide Events
April 27 | Photography Workshop | Giant City State Park - Parking at Pavilion 3 -Union County | 10:00 A.M. - Noon
April 23 | AJMPU Unit-wide Leader and Volunteer Dinner | Shawnee Community College | 6:00 P.M.
June 6 | AJMPU 4-H  General Show | Johnson County Extension Office | 10:00 A.M.
June 13 | AJMPU 4-H General Show | Massac County Extension Office | 10:00 A.M.
June 20 | AJMPU 4-H General Show | Pulaski-Alexander County Extension Office | 10:00 A.M. 
June 27 | AJMPU 4-H General Show | Union County Extension Office | 10:00 A.M. 
July 18 | AJMPU 4-H Horticulture & Floriculture Exhibition | Union County Extension Office | 6:00 P.M.