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Deanna Roby
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
roby@illinois.edu

Donna Nuger
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Metro
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
dnuger@illinois.edu

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development is a multi-faceted program that includes 4-H community clubs, special interest (SPIN) clubs, in-school and after-school learning opportunities, and other youth outreach activities for ages 8 to 18. 4-H also offers a Cloverbud program for youth ages 5 to 7.

These positive youth development programs provide the opportunity for youth to feel a sense of belonging, develop independence, practice generosity, and experience mastery.

2017 National 4-H Week Events:

New to 4-H? Learn more about being a 4-H member OR volunteer in DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties:

In DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties, 4-H opportunities reached 13,836 youth during the 2015-2016 program year. Through 4-H, youth can explore more than 100 project areas or focus on a specific area of interest. 4-H Youth Development programs also provide positive opportunities for youth to help them develop leadership, citizenship and life skills.

A 2015 Local Youth Impact Survey Shows:

  • 95% of local 4-H members feel comfortable making own decisions
  • 85% of local 4-H members feel confident speaking in front of others
  • 88% feel they make a difference in their communities
  • 95% feel they have talents to share with others
  • 84% feel they can communicate thoughts & ideas with others

To learn more about becoming a 4-H member or volunteer in your community, contact your local Extension office.

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