Head. Heart. Hands. Health. Those are the four “H’s” behind the 4-H program. The country’s largest youth development organization, 4-H is committed to empowering today’s children and teens through a cooperative partnership with caring adults via programs that help them understand and expand their world.
In 2010, the St. Charles Park District initiated a 4-H program at Primrose Farm. Christened the “Primrose Clovers,” the club is open to children ages 8 to 18, with a companion group for younger children ages 5 to 7 called the “Primrose Cloverbuds.”
The Clovers has grown exponentially over the years – in large part because it gives access to animals to children who don’t live on farms. Clovers regularly work with the Primrose livestock and more experienced 4-H’ers can even earn the right to show animals at the Kane County Fair each July.
Interested in participating?
Most years, an informational meeting is held in September to discuss the role prospective members play in the operation of the 4-H club. Enrollment begins soon after and space is limited. Call Primrose at 630-513-4370 for additional details.
More information on 4-H in Kane County can be found on the University of Illinois Extension Office website.