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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338

Jennifer Peterson
Youth Development Educator
University of Illinois Extension
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454

4-H Positive Youth Development

4-H Positive Youth Development


Join a 4-H Community Club—where you’ll attend a monthly meeting with other kids. Meetings are fun! You get to pick what you like and work on projects in 200 different areas—like sewing and cooking, rockets, video making, computers, scrapbooking, water ecology—YOU select projects that interest YOU and share what you learn with others. You’ll have a chance to give back to your community through service projects. 4-H members have lots of fun at their county fair where you’ll show your projects for ribbons, recognition and the chance to advance to state!

4-H also offers a vareity of Special Interest Clubs  —SPIN clubs usually run for 6 weeks and each one covers a special topic—such as Archery, Robotics, Sewing, Cooking, Shooting Sports, and more!  Check out our website for details on the variety of SPIN Clubs.

Join a 4-H Teen Club  to Develop your Leadership Skills! 4-H is a great place to grow your leadership skills! Prepare for college or career through your 4-H experiences! Take on a leadership role in your club with the 4-H Teen Federation.

To find out more about our 4-H programs contact the 4-H Program Coordinator in your county:

Henry and Stark Counties 4-H: Jennifer Peterson (309) 932-3447

Mercer and Rock Island Counties 4-H: Tracy Fowler-Pestle (309) 582-5106

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