4-H Youth Development

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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!

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Interested in learning more about 4-H but not sure where to start? New Member Interest Form and we will help you 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.

Check out your county's 4-H page to see what's coming up

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

June I MADE That! Educational Cooking Kit

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The do-it-yourself kit is a fun opportunity for youth to learn valuable life skills in the kitchen while building healthy habits.Youth are inspired to tap into their inner chef and get moo-ving in the kitchen for National Dairy Month. The kits feature the June I MADE That! booklet, where youth learn to use fresh summer fruit to make freezer jam and ice cream in a bag. There are also summer safety tips for bug bites, sun exposure, and fireworks.Plus, select ingredients for the recipes.

Register by May 31st for this June program at go.illinois.edu/IMadeThatJune or call our office at (309) 756-9978. It is offered by University of Illinois Extension and 4-H. Kits are $5 and will be available for pick-up beginning June 6 at our Extension offices in Milan, Viola, and Galva, IL.