4-H Youth Development

What is 4-H?

The 4-H program begins at the club level. Our 4-H members, parents, and leaders meet monthly to have fun, learn and work together in project groups, club activities, special interest groups and many events.

The 4-H experience offers many opportunities. Summer and winter camps, cross country trips, national science day and participating at the county fair is just some of the events your youth can look forward to in 4-H. There is also a variety of projects that they can learn or expand their knowledge in including: horse, photography, shooting sports, art, communications, theater and

is an informal program though which parents, other adults, and youth can help young people develop confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, and subject matter knowledge.

4-H is for everybody regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, or disability.


Why get involved?

Through 4-H, members develop and practice important life skills. Members will:

  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Build self-confidence_MG_9953
  • Accept responsibility
  • Have a good time learning in a fun way
  • Feel a sense of belonging by being part of a 4-H club
  • Develop mastery while learning and practicing skills in areas of interest
  • Become independent as they are given opportunities to make choices
  • Have a spirit of generosity as 4-H clubs give back to their communities through service
How To Join!
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4HOnline.com (Register here)


If you have any questions regarding 4-H Youth Development in Winnebago County, please contact:

Winnebago County Interim 4-H Youth Development Educator
  Jody Bezio



Winnebago County 4-H Youth and Science Educator
  Sarah Thompson


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