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.
4-H is helping youth understand where their food comes from, inspiring them to pursue interests in agriculture, and creating opportunities for them to lead change as they advocate for more food-secure communities. Illinois 4-H is increasing its efforts to prepare youth with skills needed in the workforce, inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs and channeling youth to college experiences and mentors who can guide them towards a productive path.