Find Your Spark in 4-H

Youth will have the opportunity to find their spark and explore the 4-H program during a six-week series of hands-on activities offered by University of Illinois Extension. Sessions will be held online and will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, February 23 to March 30.

Youth will receive a packet of supplies and instructions for six different activities, designed to explore 4-H project areas in health, cultural awareness, creative arts, child development, animal science and horticulture. Each week, participants will also join an online zoom session to discuss their activities and interact with other participants.

One may register online by Feb 11 at or by calling Whiteside County Extension Office at (815) 632-3611. The supply fee is $5 for all six sessions and youth ages 8-12 may attend one or more sessions. Supply kits will be mailed prior to each session.


WRITER: Martha Ebbesmeyer, 4-H & Youth Educator, University of Illinois Extension,

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