Jo Daviess County 4-H

Jo Daviess County 4-H

What Is 4-H?

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.

How to Join

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 2nd Monday of month, 5:00 pm at 8155 E. Goodmiller Rd., Elizabeth

Scales Mound Club 1st Wed of month, 7:00pm at Scales Mound School Cafe' - Summer (May-Sep.) @ Members' houses.

21st Century 1st Wed of month, 6:45pm at Warren Community Bldg

Pleasant View 3rd Sun of month, 6:30pm at United Methodist Church, 125 S. Bench St., Galena

Shooting Stars 3rd Sun of month, 6:30pm at Jo Daviess Farm Bureau Hall, Elizabeth

Menominee Achievers 3rd Sun of month, 10 am at Nativity BVM School, East Dubuque

Chelsea Busy Bees 3rd Tues of month, 7:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church Basement, Stockton

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.