Expand Educational Experiences with 4-H

For more than 100 years, 4-H has been on the forefront of teaching young people. What once started with an agricultural focus has become the largest youth-development organization with programming in animal science, college and career readiness, environment and gardening, health and wellness, and STEM.  

Our commitment at University of Illinois Extension to provide exciting, engaging, education enrichment experiences for youth remains steadfast. Through collaboration with schools, organizations, and area community groups, 4-H continues to reach youth in new ways and offer exciting opportunities for exploration and learning.

These programs are perfect for the classroom, after-school club, or camp. We would love to partner with you!

baby chick

Animal Science


College and Career Readiness

  • Welcome to the Real World
hands holding a plant

Environment and Gardening

  • Garden in a Glove
  • Monarchs on the Move
  • Wired for Wind
stethoscope and vegetables

Health and Wellness

  • Health Rocks
  • Mindful Me
  • Your Feelings Matter
  • Your Thoughts Matter
doodles of science, tech, engineering and math


  • Aerospace: Rockets (multiple programming opportunities)
  • DNA: Candy Models and/or Strawberry DNA
  • Engineering: Junk drawer STEM
  • Physics and Energy: Wired for Wind
  • Scientific Method: Biofuel Blast
What's next?

Fill out an interest survey here to request more information or set up a program with us.

You also can join our Education Enrichment contact list to receive updates, materials, and resources with ways to enhance your educational needs through 4-H curriculum and resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

*Note: Starting Sept. 1, 2023, there is a $20 per program fee to cover consumables. If this is a barrier for your group, school, or organization, please reach out to us. Thank you!