The Illinois 4-H Alumni Association will host opportunities for 4-H alumni to network throughout the year. We look forward for opportunities to connect with you and hear your 4-H stories! Watch for upcoming events!
National 4-H Week – October 1 – 7, 2023
How Can 4-H Alumni Support National 4-H Week?
National 4-H Week is an annual tradition for Illinois 4-H youth, clubs and families.
Wear your 4-H Gear
Wear your favorite 4-H shirt, a 4-H pin, or green during National 4-H week, October 1-7, 2023.
Change your social media profile
Share a photo of when you were a 4-H member as a profile photo or utilize the "Proud to be Illinois 4-H Grown" graphic, and share with others how 4-H has impacted your life! Tag us with the hashtag #4hweek #il4halumni
Participate in the 4-H Alumni Roll Call on Social Media
Each day at 10am on the Illinois 4-H Alumni Facebook group and social media channels, an interactive Roll Call will be posted! Be sure to share your 4-H stories and photos!
Tell a new family about how to join the Illinois 4-H program.
We often hear, "4-H is often the best kept secret". Share about 4-H with prospective new members and their families. Connect them to the local extension office to learn how to join!
Use a ZOOM Background
Have an online meeting? Share your 4-H pride by downloading and using a 4-H ZOOM background!
Become a 4-H Volunteer
As a 4-H alum, you might be looking for ways to reconnect with 4-H. Consider giving your time to a local 4-H club or committee to help grow the 4-H program. Contact your local extension office for volunteer opportunities.
Share Your 4-H Story
Illinois 4-H is seeking 4-H stories. Share your 4-H story on social media during National 4-H week and with the Illinois 4-H program through the "What's 4-H Your Story" campaign or complete a 4-H alumni profile.
Send a 4-H "Thank You"
4-H taught us to give thanks. Send a note to someone that impacted your life as part of the Illinois 4-H program. Whether if you grew up in 4-H and remember someone that helped guide your or you are involved in a local 4-H program and see the impact of positive work in your county - thank a local staff member.
Encourage 4-H Alumni to Join the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association
Do you keep in touch with other 4-H alumni? Help them stay connected to the Illinois 4-H program by registering as a 4-H alumni.
The Illinois 4-H Foundation and its donors believe more youth should benefit from a 4-H experience. We believe more youth of all backgrounds should have access to every learning pathway 4-H offers. We believe more youth, from farms and rural communities to cities and suburbs, should have experiences geared toward their community's culture. We believe 4-H volunteers should have more resources to use. Learn more about how to give financially to the Illinois 4-H program.
4-H Alumni by the Decades
Seeking Illinois 4-H History!
We are seeking photos of special memories, momentos, and awards of each decade to share on a new Illinois 4-H History website to be developed.
We want to hear your 4-H stories!
Did you miss the Illinois 4-H Town Hall? What a wonderful evening of youth sharing how 4-H has impacted their lives, learning about youth leadership opportunities, and our leadership sharing about the Illinois 4-H program, Illinois Extension, and updates from the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees. We are fortunate to have outstanding leaders and staff in Illinois to guide the Illinois 4-H program and build our next generation of leaders.
The Illinois 4-H Virtual Town Hall is now available online. We hope you will take the time to listen and learn about Illinois 4-H today and our plans for the future. We know you each have a passion for the Illinois 4-H program as an alumni or friend of the 4-H program, and you care about the next generation of youth and the impacts they will make on our communities and state. We hope you will continue to advocate and share your 4-H story! We have a lot to be proud of!