4-H in Rock Island County

What's it like in 4-H?

You make 4-H what you want it to be. In 4-H, you get to decide what topics and projects interest you. You’re part of a family working together. At club meetings, you’ll learn how to get along with others as you build your skills with the help of adult 4-H volunteers who care about you and want to help you succeed. 4-H introduces you to potential careers and then gives you the training to get the career you want. Join our 4-H family today! 

December I Made That! Winter Wellness and Holiday Treats kit
a boy and girl in winter coats stand next to a snowman

Illinois Extension and 4-H have a fun educational kit to help youth stay entertained this winter!The December kit has inspiration for staying active with such things as a winter scavenger hunt, as well as ways to warm up inside with recipes for holiday treats, and other fun family activities.

Kits are $5 each and include: December "I Made That!" booklet | 12 Days of Wellness Activities | Holiday Recipes | Select ingredients for your recipes | Winter Scavenger hunt and more!

Register here by November 28 for the December Kit

Kits can be picked up starting Dec 5 at our offices in Milan, Viola, and Galva, IL.

2021-22 Rock Island County 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the many deserving award winners in our 2021-22 4-H year

Read the full booklet at 2021-22 Rock Island County 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards

Award winners include: 

  • Club of the Year: Hayburners 4-H Club and Buccaneers 4-H Club
  • Top Records Award: 4-H in the City
  • Community Club Membership Award: Buccaneers 4-H Club
  • Outstanding Report Award: Bailey Callahan-Magical Muggles 4-H Club
  • Outstanding Secretary Award: Ava Craver-Rockridge Royals 4-H Club
  • Outstanding Treasurer Award: Iryss Balvanz-Hayburners 4-H Club
  • 2022 Rock Island County 4-H Hall of Fame Inductee: Julie Derrer
  • Lifetime Volunteer Award: Lori Tharp
  • Volunteer of the Year: Danielle Gorbach
  • Alumni Volunteer Award: Trent Zwicker

    Plus many more volunteers and members are recognized in the booklet
4-H Enrollment

Registration is open for the 2022-23 4-H year!

This year, Illinois 4-H is switching our enrollment and registration system to ZSuite. This new system offers a more user-friendly experience. It also has features that will help you stay connected to the 4-H program, and find new exciting experiences and opportunities for your 4-H members.

All 4-H families and volunteers will need to create a new household account in this system and add profiles for their participating family members (youth and adult volunteers).

Please see these step-by-step directions or check out this how-to video on the Illinois 4-H website.

Questions? Use the live chat or email help features on the ZSuite website, or contact McCala!

4-H Insight Newsletter

Below are links to the 4-H Insight monthly newsletter - keeping our members, leaders and families up to date on the news, events, activities, deadlines and opportunities happening each month!

2022 Newsletters

November 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

May 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

March 2022 Newsletter

February 2022 Newsletter

January 2022 Newsletter

4-H Recognition Program 2022 Deadlines & Information

4-H awards season is here! Illinois 4-H offers a wide range of recognition opportunities for every type of 4-H involvement. Download the 4-H Recognition Program 2022 Deadlines & Information to apply!