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Doris Braddock
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
dbraddoc@illinois.edu

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

4-H – Kane County

4-H – Kane County

Kane County 4-H

Traditional 4-H Clubs

There are more than 400 youth in 21 community clubs, Cloverbuds groups, and school groups, throughout Kane County. Clearly 4-H is not just for rural youth. With over 150 projects areas to choose from, the 4-H club experience gives boys and girls ages 8-18 an opportunity to explore topics of interest, make new friends, develop leadership and life skills, and contribute through community service. 4-H'ers also have the opportunity to partake in events on the county, state, national, and even international levels.

Learning Enrichment and Out of School Programming

Extension 4-H and youth development programs can also be found in schools, neighborhood resources centers, youth groups, park districts, and daycare centers. Hands-on educational experiences are available in a variety of formats including: after school programs, camps, workshops, special interest groups, kits for loan, curriculums, and more. More than 2,000 youth are reached through classroom programming.

Professional Development for those Working with Youth

As a provider of continuing professional development units, Extension offers a variety of trainings for those working with youth. Topics include: Social and emotional development, bullying, character education, diversity education, incubation & embryology, science careers, financial education for high school students, and more.

Local Issues Programming

In collaboration with local coalitions, governmental agencies, and private partners, Extension youth development brings the knowledge of the University to Kane County to address important youth issues such as social and emotional development, childhood obesity, as well as character and diversity education.

Volunteer Development

Volunteers are critical to Extension youth programming. Extension staff provide training and support to more than 300 volunteers who contribute thousands of hours each year to actively support both the traditional 4-H program and learning enrichment activities in Kane County.

  • 4-H Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See

  • Collegiate 4-H
    Collegiate 4-H offers college students an experience after high school of volunteering with 4-H youth, serving their communities, and growing as a young 4-H volunteer leader. Collegiate 4-H is a nationwide program that can be implemented at any college campus. Our website helps in providing resources in starting or finding a Collegiate 4-H club at any school (in any state!) and providing ideas for providing leadership to county, local, and state 4-H programs.

  • Kane County 4-H Policies PDF
    In addition to the Illinois 4-H Policies, these policies are specific to 4-H members in Kane County