Contact Us

Jodi Baumgartner
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
jbmgrtnr@illinois.edu

Johnna B. Jennings
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
1350 West Prairie Drive
Sycamore, IL 60178-3166
Phone: 815-758-8194
FAX: 815-758-8199
jbjennin@illinois.edu

Ogle County 4-H

Ogle County 4-H

How To Start a New Club

Starting a new 4-H club is easy. Basically, two things are needed:

  1. Five or more interested youth, ages 8-18 by September 1 of the current 4-H year
    and/or
    Five or more interested youth, ages 5-7 by September 1 of the current 4-H year.

  2. One or more adults who are willing to provide leadership for the group.

Adults who are interested in becoming 4-H leaders must complete the Illinois 4-H Volunteer Screening process. This process is in place to protect the youth and adults involved in 4-H programming. Your local Extension staff will guide you through this process.

Orientation is provided for new 4-H leaders. On-going training is provided for all leaders on a regular schedule, and one-on-one consultations are always provided to leaders upon request.