Serving DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties

In 4-H, you learn by doing and you usually have a pretty great time while you're doing it! Want to know more about what your 4-H experience might look like?

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  • 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.
  • Meet cool people and earn cool prizes. Who wouldn't love the chance to meet and learn from some of the best athletes, actors, scientists, and artists in their fields? Our network of professional contacts is deep and wide - you never know who might show up at a 4-H event!

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

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County 4-H Program

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? Complete this interest survey to find the 4-H group that's just right for you. If you're already a member, you'll find everything you're looking for in the links below.


    Check Out These Events, Announcements, and Deadlines

    Registration is open!

    Get your team together for the 2020 BRIDGE BUST! This fun, challenging contest encourages engineering, design & teamwork skills!

    Let's Learn about Chickens

    In this special interest (SPIN) club, youth will learn about caring for chickens. Levels for both beginner & experienced youth.

    Interested in STEM programs?

    Check out our 4-H STEM page for opportunities with engineering, environmental science, computer science or other topics.

    Invite your friends to Join 4-H

    4-H empowers and prepares young people for success. The new 4-H year begins September 1. Who do you know that could benefit from 4-H?

    STATE Awards New Deadline: November 1

    All award applications for Illinois 4-H State awards and scholarships has changed to November 1. Local deadlines may be earlier.

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    We know you work on 4-H all hours of the day and night, and we’re ready to help. We have all the resources members, leaders, and clubs need.