In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you most. You make 4-H what you want it to be. Work on many projects or focus on one or two. Choose what events sound fun to you, and do them. In 4-H, you have an important role in making your community a better place to live, but you don’t have to do it alone. As a club, you’ll figure out what’s needed most in your neighborhood and find ways to help.
In 4-H, you’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills and help your community. In 4-H, you’ll meet adults who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H matches you with mentors who will coach you in areas like problem solving, communicating, and teamwork. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want.
Local Events, Workshops, and Deadlines
Invite your friends to Join 4-H
4-H at the Illinois State Fair
4-H Shooting Sports Contests
- Club of the Year
- Patsy Luedke Club Community Service Award
Recognizes two 4-H Clubs who have participated in and conducted outstanding community service projects.
- Patsy Luedke Individual Community Service Award
Awarded to 4-H member who has organized, conducted and participated in an outstanding community service project.
- Schultz Memorial Award
Recognizes accomplishments in 4-H project work, and leadership during the current 4-H year.
- Today's 4-H'er, Tomorrow's Volunteer Award
Emphasizes the value of giving of your time and talents back to help your club and county, and for work you do to support regional and state 4-H events.
- I Dare You Award
- Friend of 4-H Award
Recognizes a friend of 4-H who was not in 4-H in their youth, but are actively serving 4-H.
- Dow International Intercultural Award
For 15 year olds who have participated in 4-H intercultural projects.
- State Event Scholarship Application
Federation sponsored $50 scholarship to 4-H state events
- Elgin and Genevieve Daily Scholarship Application
$400 College scholarship awarded to an applicant who has been a Coles County 4-H member 6 or more years and pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4-year Illinois institution as a full time student (12 or more hours). This scholarship is awarded only once in the recipient's college career and is to be divided into equal payments for fall and spring semesters.
- Thomas Frazier Scholarship Application
$250 one-year scholarship available to applicants who have been Coles County 4-H members four or more years and are pursuing a degree in Agriculture at a 2 or 4-year Illinois institution as a full-time student (12 or more hours). This scholarship is awarded only once in the recipient's college career and is to be divided into equal payments for fall and spring semesters.