Contact Us

Leah Miller
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
10722 Cherry Blvd.
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: 618-943-5018
FAX: 618-943-4968

J. Yvette Anderson
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
#2B Frontier Dr
Fairfield, IL 62837
Phone: 618-842-3702
FAX: 618-842-4725

Wayne County 4-H

Wayne County 4-H

Who is 4-H for?

4-H is open to all kids, kindergarten through one year past high school, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or disability may participate in 4-H Programs.

4-H welcomes boys and girls from all backgrounds no matter where they live. The entire family can join in projects and activities.

Younger kids, kindergarten through second grade are part of the Cloverbud program. Cloverbud activities promote creativity and discovery without emphasis on competition.

Why Join 4-H?

See your potential in 4-H! Exciting things are happening in 4-H today. 4-H lets kids try new skills and express themselves through fun hands-on activities. Working on projects helps connect kids with their friends, families, communitites, and the world. 4-H helps kids gain confidence and develop life skills that will help them be successful in their future endeavors.

4-H is more than livestock and cooking, today 4-H members are involved in computer, photography, visual arts, horticulture, theatre arts, dog obedience, natural resources, health, electricity and interior design. There is a project for everyone!

Get involved in 4-H

  • Choose a 4-H club
  • Contact the club leader for the 4-H club you are interested in joining


  • Check on clubs close to your home
  • Check on meeting dates and times
  • Select one that focuses on projects your child or children are interested in
  • Select a club that has members near your child or children's age

Join a 4-H Club

  • Complete the enrollment packet and return to your 4-H club Leader
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Use the Clover to determine which porjects your child or children are interested in exploring

Tip: Only choose one or two projects your first year.