National 4-H week is taking place this week, and this is 4-H's main time for recruiting new members. Peggy Hampton, 4-H Youth Development Educator at the University of Illinois Extension said where local 4-H has been growing hasn't necessarily been in the traditional 4-H clubs, but more in their special interest clubs.
Hampton said 4-H helps kids in many ways to further them in their interests and careers, but also helps them personally by bringing them things such as leadership skills. She said one program that helps 4-H'ers improve in leadership is “Teens as Teachers.”
More information can be found at the extension website at web.extension.illinois.edu/cjmm or by calling the extension office at 217-827-7246. Hampton appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.