Champaign County 4-H

Champaign County 4-H

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What is 4-H?

4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization focusing on leadership, citizenship, and life skills. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H impacts the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.

What are the different you ways you can join?

  • You can join in a “traditional” community club
  • Kids can also join a 4-H SPIN Club. SPIN Clubs are special interest clubs that focus on areas, such as, gardening, robotics, shooting sports, etc.

What do you do in 4-H?

  • Kids first join a club that is close to where they live.
  • These clubs meet once a month at a specific location (i.e., church, community bldg.)
  • The meetings last usually about one hour.
  • Kids use parliamentary procedure to discuss different ideas, plan trips, and community service events. A snack and a game are usually provided at the meetings as well.
  • 4-H Members are allowed to enroll in different 4-H projects ranging from Aerospace to Cooking to Wildlife.
  • Members are given a project book which will help them learn more about the topic.
  • Kids have a chance to show their projects at the County Fairs.

Who should I contact to get more information?

Jamie Boas, Extension Educator

Call 217-333-7672 or fill out the form here.