4-H Youth Development

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Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? Complete this interest survey to find the 4-H group or experience that's just right for your family. If you're already a member, you'll find everything you're looking for on your county's page below. Want to sample something soon? Check out what's coming up below:

Winter 2022-23 | Upcoming programs

  • SPRING BREAK workshops | March 28-30 | more info coming soon!
    • Beading and Crocheting workshops | March 28 | Yorkville
    • Candle-making and Soap-making workshops | March 29 | St. Charles
    • Recycled Art workshop | March 30 | Naperville
    • "Gramps the Awesome Otter" Cloverbud workshop | March 30 | Naperville

Save the date | More 2023 programs

  • Farmette in Action SPIN Club (Spring 1) | Starts March 7 | Hampshire
  • Little Roots SPIN Club | Starts in April
  • Farmette in Action SPIN Club (Spring 2) | Starts April 18 | Hampshire
  • Spring Planter workshop | May 2 | St. Charles
  • Tech Explorers SPIN Club 3.0 | Starts May 24 | Yorkville

Join our interest list to get reminders and additional details on these upcoming events.

Why 4-H?

In 4-H, you learn by doing, have fun, and build important life skills. Want to know more about what your 4-H experience might look like? 

  • Create, build and make things. Whether you're inspired by robots and nature or photography and recipes, our programs give you tools and opportunities to imagine, create, and learn.
  • Help others. A core aspect of 4-H is learning to serve those around us. 4-H clubs help you find meaningful ways to impact your neighbors and community.
  • Make new friends. From clubs to camps to workshops, in 4-H you'll meet new people and experience new social and cultural events. It's pretty easy to form friendships when they're based on shared interests and experiences.
  • Explore careers and expand your world. In 4-H, you can explore your interests and try jobs on for size through hands-on learning. Members also can travel across the state, around the country or even go abroad through our programs.
  • Be a leader. 4-H provides youth the opportunity to take on leadership roles in their clubs and communities. You can apply the skills you build in 4-H to help you succeed in the classroom and your future career.

4-H is a place where you can find where you belong. It's where you explore your interests, expand your horizons and improve your world.