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4-H & Youth

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4-H Teens as Teachers
Learn what it means to be a 4-H Teen Teacher.

I Think Green
The I Think Green Program engages youth in investigating how living things interact with each other and with their environment.

4-H FAQs
The most commonly asked questions about 4-H.

Incubation & Embryology
Teacher's guide for the 4-H Incubation and Embryology project including lesson plans, activities, and background resources.

Let's Party
Tips for having safe, drug free parties for 5th-8th graders including a hosting checklist, tasty recipes, and fun party games.

Character Education
Cultivating knowledge for purposeful living, students learn through literature, art, humanities, and throughout the existing school curriculum the benefits and consequences of behavior.

All About 4-H
All About 4-H is a terrific resource for 4-H volunteers, parents and youth!

Becoming 4-H Savvy
Basic information for volunteers about the ins and outs of 4-H.

Illinois 4-H State Fair Online
Contribute to a collection of videos and maps on the internet that show the broader public what 4-H youth are learning and doing in their communities.

Illinois Vegetable Garden Guide
A guide for growing, harvesting, and exhibiting vegetables.

Character Development
Those who work with and on behalf of young people, families, and communities can become involved in character education and promote ethical decisions in all facets of the lives of children and adults.

4-H Ceremonies
Discover scripts for common 4-H ceremonies.

Illinois State Fair Premium Books
The place to go to see the Illinois State Fair premium books online.

Social and Emotional Learning
Social and emotional learning refers to both a core set of competencies and a process of learning whereby adults and youth learn the skills, attitudes and values to manage themselves, their relationships and their tasks effectively and ethically.

4-H Special Interest Club
A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests, such as nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more.

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Get Up and Move!
4-H activities that encourage physical activity to help create healthy individuals, families and communities.

Illinois Leader
Leader news from the State 4-H Office.


Our Staff

Extension Specialists and Educators work together to bring research-based information to the public. To view a list of Extension staff working in the area of 4-H & Youth, view our Youth Development team listing.