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 Greene County

4-H Greene County

Our Mission

To help youth learn skills for living.

Our Values

Because we value youth and their families, we believe in:

Life-long learning

  • empowers people to voluntarily help themselves and others.
  • stimulates skill development for life long living.
  • builds leadership skills for betterment of self, family and community.
  • improves the quality of life today and for future generations.
  • focuses on individuals and relationships.

Research-based education

  • responds to youth needs.
  • maximizes community assets.
  • promotes collaborations and builds partnerships.
  • fosters individual and community ownership.
  • mobilizes skills and talents of volunteers.
  • teaches life skills through hands on experience.

Diversity

  • recognizes individual uniqueness.
  • encourages participation regardless of economic, social or familial background, cultural status, religion, age, ability or gender.
  • provides multiple perspectives.
  • identifies the importance of each family regardless of its composition.
  • creates a positive environment for program involvement for all.

Contact the county Extension office closest to you.

Membership Policies

  • Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or disability may enroll as a 4-H member.
  • Youth who are five through seven years of age on or before September 1 of the current year may enroll in 4-H Cloverbud groups. (Note that not all counties offer the Cloverbud program. Check with your local extension office.)
  • Youth who are eight years of age and have not reached their nineteenth birthday on or before September 1 of the current year may enroll in 4-H clubs and groups.
  • Persons considered to be mentally challenged and older than the eligibility age for 4-H club membership may participate fully in 4-H.