4-H Programs

4-H helps youth find their spark! Join Illinois’ largest out-of-school youth organization where kids and teens learn by doing with fun, hands-on activities that teach skills for successful living.  We can’t wait for you to join and become part of our 4-H family!

Illinois 4-H is part of University of Illinois Extension. Our unit serves the counties of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Stark. You can join one of our many community clubs and be part of our 4-H family!

The cost to join 4-H for the year is $20. As a 4-H member you can join a community or special interest club, participate in 4-H workshops, attend state 4-H events and camps, sign up for projects that interest you, enter your projects in 4-H shows at your local county fair, and more. There are nearly 200 different project areas to choose from including things like: robotics, visual arts, gardening, cooking, photography, horses, electricity, drama, and more!

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? Just fill out our New Member Interest Form and we will help you find the 4-H group that's just right for you.

Check out your county's 4-H page to learn more:

Henry County 4-H
Mercer County 4-H
Rock Island County 4-H
Stark County 4-H

From archery, to fishing, goats, to sewing - we have a variety of Special Interest Clubs youth can join to learn by doing. See what's coming up at 4-H Special Interest Clubs