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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

Stephenson County 4-H

Stephenson County 4-H

4-H Ambassadors

Our Purpose

  • To promote the 4-H program on a local and county level, while taking advantage of opportunities to expand upon youth's leadership skills and become valued members of their community.

Our Mission

  • To Build Friendships
  • Exercise Teamwork
  • Serve as Voices for Our Club in Regards to County Activities
  • Recognize, Appreciate, an Take Advantage of Differences
  • Follow Through with Commitments
  • Push Our Personal Limits
  • Serve our Community
  • Be known as the Helping Hands of the Stephenson County 4-H Program
  • Provide Opportunities for Continuing Involvement of Older Members
  • Serve as Mentors for younger 4-H'ers

So we ARE the Best that WE CAN Be as Individuals & as Team Members of the Stephenson County 4-H Ambassadors.

Who Can Belong?

All energetic and enthusiastic Stephenson County 4-H members, ages 12 and older (those under 12 must be approved), who have completed one year and in their second year of being a member.

Is There a Set Meeting Day?

Yes, 4-H Ambassadors will meet no more than six (6) times per year. Meeting dates, times and locations will be set by members and staffed based on membership availability.

How Many Meetings Do I Have to Attend?

  • Members should attend as many planned meetings/events as possible in order to fully embrace a team environment and get the most out of the 4-H Ambassador experience.
  • Members and parents need to fill out and sign an agreement for a one-year commitment. Youth may repeat as 4-H Ambassadors by re-signing the annual agreement each year.

In order for this group to be truly effective:

  • Everyone must share in the work that needs to be done and the fun that will result.
  • Everyone must be an involved and an active participant.
  • Members (and parents) should follow through with commitments that they make.