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Kristin Puckett
Program Coordinator, 4-H Community Clubs - Vermilion County
University of Illinois Extension
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
knblock2@illinois.edu

Jamie Boas
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
kleissjm@illinois.edu

Vermilion County 4-H

Vermilion County 4-H

What is 4-H?

o   4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization focusing on leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

What are the different you ways you can join?

o   You can join in a “traditional” community club

o   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?

o   Kids first join a club that is close to where they live

o   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

o   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 off their projects at the County Fairs

Who should I contact about more information?

o   Kristin Puckett, Vermilion County 4-H Program Coordinator

    Call 217-442-8615 or fill out the form here.