Contact Us

April Littig
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544
littig@illinois.edu

Tanya L. Hetelle
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
104 N Westgate Ave
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: 217-243-7424
FAX: 217-243-1544
hetelle@illinois.edu

4-H  Records

4-H Records

MEMBER RECORDS

The 4-H program utilizes a record keeping system for helping youth report on their learning experience each year.  The system helps youth plan for their involvement in 4-H by setting goals, reporting on their experiences, and recording their successes and involvement.  The new record format and award system will be the same for all counties. 

The Illinois 4-H Recognition program will focus on three areas of recognition.

 ENGAGEMENT, EXPERIENCES, & EXCEL

ENGAGE: Highlights the recognition and inclusion of all members in the 4-H community.   

APPLICATION PROCESS: No application is required to receive this recognition.

RECOGNITION: Local recognition.

EXPERIENCES: This area offers recognition for members who are involved in diverse 4-H experiences in club, county, multi-county, state, national, and international levels.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit the My Illinois 4-H Experience Application listing experiences during one year in these 4 Dimensions: Participation, Community Service, Leadership, Project Learning

RECOGNITION: Based on the number of your experiences, achieve one of 5 levels:

· Bronze (recognition at local level)

· Silver (recognition at local level)

· Gold (recognition at local level)

· Diamond (recognition at local level and E-card, Engraved Award, award Reception in Champaign)

· Emerald (recognition at local level and  E-card, Engraved Award, award Reception in Champaign)

EXCEL: Members can compete for county and state honors in specific award areas. There are several different EXCEL Awards. 

APPLICATON PROCESS: Complete and submit the Unit 15 4-H Record in one (or more) of these 5 areas:

· Communications

· Community Service

· Leadership

· Personal Growth

· Project Mastery

RECOGNITION LOCAL LEVEL:

· 5 recognition awards in Community Service. The top 2 scores in each will receive a $25 monetary award.

· 5 recognition awards in Communications. The top 2 scores in each will receive a $25 monetary award.

· 5 recognition awards in Leadership. The top 2 scores in each will receive a $25 monetary award.

· 5 recognition awards in Personal Growth. The top 2 scores in each will receive a $25 monetary award.

· 5 recognition awards in Project Mastery. The top 2 scores in each will receive a $25 monetary award.

· The top 10 overall scores will receive a $25 monetary award.

RECOGNITION at the STATE LEVEL:

· $1,000 College Scholarship, or National Congress Trip, or Other National Travel Opportunity

OPEN TO:  Members who were 15-18 years of age on September 1 of the current 4-H year.