4-H got its start in rural America, but today's 4-H members learn by doing from the countryside to inner cities. Through 4-H, youth can travel, have fun, build leadership skills and connect with new friends, mentors and future employers. Get ready to make the best better!
4-H members are:
- 4x more likely to make contributions to their communities
- Nearly 2x more likely to participate in science outside school
- 2x more likely to make healthier choices
1 in 14 kids in Illinois is in 4-H. Explore existing 4-H clubs in DeWitt County, Macon County or Piatt County. Don't see one in your area? Start your own club! All you need is an adult volunteer and five youth who will meet at least six times a year and explore one or many project areas.
Clubs not your style? Sign up for an afterschool program or attend 4-H summer camp in Monticello. Teachers, add a 4-H curriculum to your classroom. Teenagers, share your skills and become a 4-H Teen Teacher.
Interested? Ready to take the plunge?
Complete this state interest survey to find the 4-H group that's right for you. If you're ready to start a club or get 4-H in your classroom, please fill out this contact form and a 4-H staff member will be in touch.
The 4-H new year begins September 1. Enroll or re-enroll as a member, family, club or volunteer through 4-H Online. Need help? Check out the How to Enroll page. Find all the materials you need for project guides and selection, releases and medical forms, club position books, financial statements, fundraiser and donation documents and more on the Club Resources page.
Cloverbud programs are open to 5 to 7-year-olds. 4-H is open to 8 to 18-year-olds. If you're already a member, explore the links below for more resources.
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