Upcoming Events


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!

Are you Illinois 4-H Grown? - An Alumni Identification Campaign

Goal: Identify those that were involved in the Illinois 4-H program as a youth and increase membership and outreach for the Illinois 4-H Alumni Association. Identify 5,000 NEW 4-H Alumni (50 new alumni per county) that are NOT already registered in the Illinois 4-H Alumni database.

Theme: Are You Illinois 4-H Grown?

Target Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2023 for county competition

Alumni Incentive:  Any NEW 4-H alumni registered will be entered into a drawing for 1 of 4 $50 gift credits to the 4-H Alumni apparel store.

County Incentive:

  • New 4-H Alumni registered will be tracked for each county.
  • Prizes will be awarded to counties for the most alumni identified to support county youth educational efforts and a monthly INSPIRE award for your creativeness!
    • Alumni Grand Champion - $300
    • Alumni Reserve Grand Champion -$200
    • Alumni Honorable Mention - $100
    • Alumni INSPIRE Award - Most creative ideas for recruiting alumni. (monthly awards)
4-H ribbons, pins, and teddy bear

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! 

Past Events:

town hall announcement

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!