Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
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.
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.
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.