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Read article: What does the 4-H pledge mean? A youth leader's perspective
What does the 4-H pledge mean? A youth leader's perspective
Did you know the University of Illinois Extension 4-H program reaches nearly 100,000 youth between the ages of 5-18? 4-H empowers young people and...
Read article: Government Day program leads to future careers in local government
Government Day program leads to future careers in local government
Thirty years ago, a young man job-shadowed a Grundy County judge as part of University of Illinois Extension's Local Government Day. That young man...
Read article: Kane County 4-H members are ‘productive youth’ with ‘bright futures’
Kane County 4-H members are ‘productive youth’ with ‘bright futures’
Kane County 4-H members gained first-hand knowledge of the important roles local government officials play during the 22nd annual 4-H Government Day...
Read article: Illinois lawmakers applaud youth telling our 4-H story in Springfield
Illinois lawmakers applaud youth telling our 4-H story in Springfield
It's easy to tell friends and family about 4-H. Now, imagine you're a teenager and you're telling your story at the Illinois State Capitol. This...

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Two young women wearing crowns and sashes hold a sign that says "Climb the Hill" while lobbying.
Illinois teen crowned national 4-H civic engagement winner
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. – An Effingham County teen has won a national 4-H award for her efforts to improve her community and help families impacted by pediatric cancer. Elizabeth Weidner, 16, of Dieterich is the winner of the 2021 ...

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