In 4-H, you learn by doing and you usually have a pretty great time while you're doing it! 4-H is a place where you can find where you belong. It's where you decide what matters to you and learn about things that interest you. And, it's the place where you serve in the community where you live.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? Complete this interest survey to find the 4-H group that's just right for you. If you're already a member, you'll find everything you're looking for in the links below.

County 4-H Programs

Henry County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

Rock Island County 4-H

Stark County 4-H

I Made That: National Nutrition Month Education Kit

I Made That!  Hydrating Summer Sippers is July's Theme

University of Illinois Extension and 4-H have put together fun cooking and activity kits for youth to enjoy this July. These are designed to inspire healthy hydration and physical activity in celebration of the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Join in on the fun with the Olympic-themed activities included in the kit. These activities will help youth meet the 60-minutes of daily physical activity needed to build strong muscles and bones.

Whether you’re an Olympian or not, hydration is a key component to safe summer activity. There are many ways to stay hydrated, so which is best? Youth will learn about the importance of hydration and healthy beverage choices in addition to recipes they can try at home.

Register early to reserve your July kit while supplies last. The cost is $5 per kit. It includes the July "I Made That!" booklet, fun Olympic-themed activities, healthy and hydrating recipes, popsicle molds, plus 4-H frisbees and beach balls for your activities. Kits will be available for pick-up the second week in July at one of our Extension offices in Milan, Viola and Galva, Ill. Call our office at 309-756-9978 or visit online at The registration deadline is Friday July 2.

Register for your kit by July 2 at

Download the I Made That May Flyer Here

4-H Shooting Sports

If you love being outdoors, you’ll love the shooting sports project! This project covers firearm safety and teaches responsible handling and use. Get ready because this project is hands on. Pick one or all of the disciplines 4-H offers: archery, shotgun, rifle, pistol, and hunting and outdoor skills. What makes our program different? 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs are founded on the principles of Positive Youth Development ... and that means our goal is on the youth first to ensure they feel welcome in our program, they grow in leadership independence, they are inspired to be generous in service to others, as they master skills in the shooting project. Don't get us wrong; the skills of shooting matter, it's just, the young person matters more.

You can get more details about the state of Illinois 4-H Shooting Sports program here

Upcoming 4-H Shooting Sports

4-H Archery Club - Moline Open Enrollment (join anytime) Fridays, 6:30 p.m. at the Bi-State Sportsman Association Inc., Colona, IL. 

4-H Shotgun Club - Colona Open Enrollment (join anytime) Thursdays, 6 p.m. at the Bi-State Sportsman Association Inc., Colona, IL.