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Our Illinois 4-H Story

Message from Illinois 4-H

One thing we can count on during uncertain times is our 4-H values.

Now, more than ever, Illinois youth need their 4-H family. Together, youth and adults can use this time to demonstrate values like independence, belonging, generosity and mastery. The lessons Illinois youth learn today will shape them as leaders for a lifetime. While using our virtual platforms, we can work together to model perseverance throughout Illinois communities and beyond. 

Inspired To Do At Home: There are lots of ways to stay connected and continue working on your 4-H projects at home.

4-H True Leaders in Service

This April, as part of True Leaders in Service and National Volunteer Appreciation Month, 4‑H'ers across the nation pledged their hands to larger service – leading positive change to empower their peers and their communities. Watch our Illinois 4-H Facebook page for service opportunities and share your own ideas for how you can serve while sheltering at home. We want to hear from you

4-H Summer

We know there are a lot of questions right now about 4-H activities scheduled for the summer. As we wait for updated guidance and report on the Illinois situation, we are exploring options for multiple scenarios. We are committed to your safety and to use of creative solutions to provide continued 4-H experiences.

4-H Spirit

We invite you to show your 4-H spirit using social media. More details soon!

Illinois 4-H is in this together!

Dr. Lisa Diaz, Illinois 4-H Director
University of Illinois Extension