4-H has been providing positive youth development opportunities in the United States for over 100 years. Kane County is fortunate to have a thriving 4-H program and leaders who are invested in the success of all the youth involved. 4-H provides educational programs and experiences on topics ranging from animal care, to computer coding and leadership skills.

These incredible opportunities are made possible through the support of local organizations and the incredible volunteers who understand the importance of offering youth positive role models, and introducing them to various learning opportunities and career options.

A great example of this is the recently held a Wildlife Camp, hosted by the local Bureau of Land Management. Twenty-eight youth participated in a day of experiential learning activities to help them understand and appreciate wildlife.

They made birdhouses, learned to identify scat, pelts and various animal skulls. They also made birdcalls and used different materials to learn the challenges/advantages of different types of beaks and paws.

Kane County is fortunate to have so many organizations and individuals invested in the education and learning of their youth. The Kane County 4-H program is ready for the next 100 years of amazing.