- JERSEY COUNTY 4-H Goat Showmanship Clinic June 26
Register by June 26, 2017
- Christian-Wiggly Worms & Soils June 27th (Ages 6-9) 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Register by June 27, 2017
- Christian-Wiggly Worms & Soils June 27, (Ages 10 and up) 1-3 p.m.
Register by June 27, 2017
- MONTGOMERY-Discover Engineering - July 22nd - Ages 10-18
Register by July 10, 2017
- 4-H Horse Show Safety Video Completion
Register by August 13, 2018
- Become a 4-H Buddy
Register by October 4, 2018
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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties
Main Office (Montgomery County)
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4:30 pm
Branch Office (Christian County)
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 11:30am, 12:30pm to 4.30pm
Branch Office (Jersey County)
201 W. Exchange St.
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
Branch Office (Macoupin County)
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm
4-H Christian County
What Is 4-H?
4-H is the youth audience of the University of Illinois Extension. 4-H is open to ALL youth ages 8-18 years old by September 1 of current year. Youth can participate in 4-H in several different ways.
- 4-H Community Clubs offer the most sustained experience. Youth belong and participate in a club which meets monthly. These youth develop leadership and work skills through project work, community service, and as leaders and mentors in the club.
- SPIN Clubs offer youth a short term experience around one topic such as Robotics, Cooking, Small Engines, Clothing & Textiles, Electricity and more. For 6 sessions, youth learn and develop skills around this particular project area.
- Workshops are a fundamental part of the 4-H program. These one-day events help youth experience and learn about such things as cake decorating, outdoor cooking, butterflies, scrapbooking and more.
- Summer Camps offer a sustained learning opportunity (2-3 days) around one topic. Camps include Science Camp, Art Camp and Robotics Camp.
Who are Cloverbuds?
The Cloverbud 4-H Program is open to youth ages 5-7 years old by September 1 of current year. These youth are part of a community club but participate in more age-appropriate projects and activities. The focus for these youth are hands-on activities and learning opportuntities.
What Is a 4-H Project?
Projects are a major way 4-H members learn. Projects involve setting goals, learning new skills (subject matter skills and life skills), and evaluating progress, all in a challenging and fun format. There are over 100 projects to choose from in a Community Club and there are unlimited project ideas for SPIN Clubs.