Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development (Jo Daviess County)
University of Illinois Extension
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
4-H is the informal, educational youth development program sponsored through the University of Illinois Extension, for boys and girls who are ages 8-18 or in the third grade by September 1 of the current year. 4-H Cloverbuds is a program for youth ages 5-7 by September 1 of the current year
More than 200 Jo Daviess County Youth are members of 4-H community clubs where they learn about citizenship, leadership, visual arts, mechanics, horticulture, among many other topics. 4-H'ers can decide what they want to know more about by selecting 4-H projects that interest them.
A 4-H project is a practical, challenging, planned group of
activities centered around a specific subject. Projects involve setting
goals, evaluating progress, and learning new skills and knowledge. There
are over 150 projects a 4-H'er may select from.
But that's not all there is to 4-H. 4-H is at your school. 4-H is involved in your community. The goal of 4-H is the development of youth as individuals and as responsible and productive citizens.
To Join a 4-H Club: Contact a 4-H leader near
you, or you may call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office to find out
more about 4-H at (815) 858-2273, or feel free to drop in and check out a meeting. Jo Daviess County 4-H Club meetings are scheduled as follows.
Pleasant Valley Busy Bees 1st Wed of month, 6:30pm at Pleasant Valley Church of God
Blackhawk Trailblazers 1st Thurs of month, 4:30pm at Stockton Library
21st Century 1st Thurs of month, 6:45pm at Warren Community Bldg
Pleasant View 2nd Mon. of month, 6:30pm at Vinegar Hill Town Hall
Scales Mound Club 2nd Wed of month, 7:15pm at Scales Mound School Cafe'
Shooting Stars 3rd Sun of month, 1:00pm at Jo Daviess Farm Bureau Hall
Menominee Achievers 3rd Sun of month, 6:30pm at Nativity BVM School
Thunder Riders 3rd Mon of month, 6:00pm at Ehrler Equestrian Center
Chelsea Busy Bees 3rd Tues of month, 7:00pm at Stockton Park House
Top Notchers Last Thurs of month, 7:00pm at Elizabeth Community Bldg.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Enrollment: Boys and girls may enroll in 4-H anytime throughout the year. Members should keep in mind that some projects and events have enrollment and ownership deadlines. Project enrollment forms can be obtained from your 4-H Leaders. Parents, Leaders, and 4-H member signatures are required on all project enrollment forms in order for them to be processed.