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Dana Homann
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
707 Windsor Road, Suite A
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-345-7034
FAX: 217-348-7940

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

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Join 4-H - Where Kids Invent Themselves
Join 4-H today and let the FUN begin! You'll find that 4-H is a fun place to "invent" yourself. 4-H gives you the chance to learn about NEW things like writing stories, taking pictures, using computers, caring for pets, cooking, decorating your room, creative drama, and a WHOLE LOT MORE! There are clubs in the area that you can join. In 4-H you can have fun as you participate in exciting hands-on activities and meet new friends. At monthly meetings you play games, work on projects, take a field trip, do community service, have a party and more - the opportunities are endless!

Questions? Contact Dana Homann, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development at

Featured Websites

Additional Websites

  • My First Garden
    Learn how to plan, nurture and enjoy the benefits of a beautiful flower or vegetable garden.
  • Becoming 4-H Savvy
    Basic information for volunteers about the ins and outs of 4-H.
  • Best of Friends: Kids and Dogs
    This website helps children learn about dogs, the responsibility of caring for dogs and how to be safe around them. (Intended for 4th-6th grade students)
  • Business of Babysitting
    Want to start your own babysitting business? Visit this site to learn what you need to know to become a great babysitter! (Intended for high school students)
  • Walk in My Shoes
    Learn what it feels like to be older and what happens to our bodies as we age.
  • Food Fun from Apples to Zucchini
    A website to introduce elementary students to 37 different kids of produce -- many they may not know. (Intended for elementary students)
  • Great Corn Adventure
    Zea Mays explains the importance of corn, how it grows, and its thousands of different uses. (Intended for 3rd-5th grade students)

Additional Topics

Commercial Agriculture Environment and Energy Stewardship Family Life Horticulture Local Food Systems and Small Farms Nutrition and Wellness