Kick off 2021 in Bureau County 4-H

Bureau County 4-H believes children can grow when they’re surrounded by people who are cheering for their success. That’s why 4-H brings youth together in clubs, led by caring adults, who welcome them as part of a larger 4-H community. We encourage children to be themselves by exploring what’s interesting to them and choosing a path that leads to happiness. We know one size doesn’t fit all, so there are many ways you can customize 4-H to fit your family’s needs. If you’re excited to get started, we can begin your 4-H adventure today.

Bureau County 4-H offers clubs throughout the county in a community near you!  We are currently seeking youth ages 5 – 18 to be a part of the largest out of school youth organization in Illinois.  For more information on the 4-H program and how to enroll, contact Bureau County 4-H & Youth Development Program Coordinator, Danielle Gapinski, at 815-875-2878 or   

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If you have questions or need more information, please call University of Illinois Extension- Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit Office at 815-875-2878. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please indicate when registering or contact the Extension office. Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus.