Start your adventure with 4-H, new year enrollment now open

CLINTON, Ill. – Talent is everywhere; opportunity is not. 4-H helps even the playing field by offering a safe space for all youth to engage in hands-on activities where kids learn by doing. With over 200 project areas, there literally is something for everyone in 4-H. Whether a youth is interested in photography, coding, shooting sports, robotics, sewing, cooking, livestock, or something else entirely, there is a place for them in 4-H.

“We hope more kids will try out 4-H than ever before. We are excited to kick off a new year and hope families will give 4-H a try,” says Lindsey Burden, 4-H youth development Extension program coordinator.  “We have something for every interest!  Photography, Art, Woodworking, Cake Decorating, you can even submit your Legos in the fair next summer.” 

There is a $20 enrollment fee that covers a year of 4-H membership. Find out more at or fill out an information request at For additional details, please contact Lindsey Burden at or call 217-935-5764. With 4-H you can make the best better.

The 4-H program is provided through University of Illinois Extension and is open to youth ages 8 to 18. Children ages 5 to 7 can join a Cloverbud club, where they work on age-appropriate projects. Youth learn skills for living by participating in individual or group learning experiences related to more than 200 project areas. More information about Extension and 4-H is available at Find DeWitt County 4-H on Facebook.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Lindsey Burden, 4-H Youth Development Extension Program Coordinator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension

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