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Tracy Fowler-Pestle
Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
University of Illinois Extension
2106 SE Third Street
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: 309-582-5106
FAX: 309-582-7338
fowlerpe@illinois.edu

Jennifer Peterson
Youth Development Educator
University of Illinois Extension
358 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
Phone: 309-932-3447
FAX: 309-932-3454
jpetersn@illinois.edu

4-H Youth Development

4-H Youth Development

General information can be learned about 4-H youth development on this page. To learn more about a specific county, please click on their web site!

Your next adventure begins today in 4-H.

  • Create innovative projects
  • Embrace your community
  • Change the world
  • Be part of a team
  • Ignite your creativity
  • Make good choices
  • Build something today that lasts a lifetime

When you join 4-H, you are joining the largest out-of-school youth program in the country. There are 6 million kids just like you across the county in 4-H, and 200,000 of them live here in Illinois. 4-H is in every county in Illinois. Wherever you live 4-H is there. Depending on what your interests are, there’s a 4-H program where you belong and fell welcomed!

4-H offers so much for you to do. You find the path that makes sense for you! Join a club or after-school program, attend camp, sign up as a 4-H Teen Teacher, participate in a 40H event, have fun, explore your interests, build leadership skills and make connections to new friends, mentors, and future employers.

Explore and Engage … Explore your world and engage in real-world experiences

Find Your Place in 4-H Today. Click on your county to learn more about local programs.

Rock Island County 4-H

Henry/Stark County 4-H

Mercer County 4-H

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