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Find Your Spark

4-H empowers young people to dream about better tomorrows and gives them the tools to reach it.

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4-H is the place where you belong and are part of the club!

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What is 4-H

Empowering Youth with skills to lead for a lifetime

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How We Do It

Putting research into practice to transform lives

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You'll never feel more at home than at your 4-H club. Wherever you live, there’s a 4-H program where you can explore new things, meet new friends, and change the world. Find your place in 4-H.

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Discover ways you can save the world. Feed the hungry, Protect the environment, Speak up for others. Change the world as you change yourself. 

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4-H makes learning fun! You pick your adventure. There are caring adults ready to help you explore and grow. Nothing is too hard in 4-H.

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Find new member resources, meeting resources, parent resources and more!

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4-H Cloverbud Clubs are for younger children aged 5 to 7. During club meetings, youth work as a group on projects perfect for their age!

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Teen Leadership

4-H empowers young people to be true leaders. True leaders are young people who have confidence; know how to work well with others; can endure through challenges; and will stick to a job until it gets done.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 27

State 4-H Superior Young Producer General Livestock Contest

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Junior Livestock Building, South Show Ring
Aug 07

4-H Can Make a Difference

Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds
Aug 09
Aug 09

State 4-H Superior Young Dairy Producer Contest

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Open Livestock Center
Aug 17

State 4-H Dog Show

Granny Rose K-9 Enrichment Center
Aug 24

Find Your Spark

4-H offers so many opportunities from which to choose. Find the path that makes sense for you … and then Start Your Journey

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Empowering Youth for Success

As a 4-H volunteer, you can share your skills and experience to help transform a new generation of confident, young leaders. This is your chance to make a change, to be the spark that inspires a generation.


Build a Better World

Illinois 4-H prepares youth to solve Illinois' problems by producing the leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, stewards, and builders we need. 4-H builds good leaders by giving them safe environments to practice all the skills needed to be successful leaders. Illinois 4-H knows that our very lives are inseparable from the health of our planet and work daily to save the world for this and future generations.

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