2020 will be remembered for many things, but for the 4-H staff, it was the year that reminded us why we do what we do.  4-H members stood up, gave back and made us proud. We’ve seen 4-H’ers rise to the occasion, learn new things, pursue passions, and serve their communities in amazing ways. They made masks, created cards for nursing homes, designed “stay home” campaigns, made masks for those along their paper route, and so much more.  

Inspired by this, the 4-H staff team created a video titled, “The Why.” Narrated by local youth, it reflects on what we do and why it matters. 

The video, which is less than two minutes long, was posted on giving Tuesday and struck an emotional chord from the moment it went live. Staff received an outpouring of comments from 4-H parents, alumni and partners who had watched the video. The video was shared on stakeholder accounts across our unit, viewed by state staff on campus, and shared throughout the state. It was also highlighted by national influencer and TikTok personality Perry Harlow, a local 4-H alum who credits 4-H for his confidence. 

The heartfelt video and the strong reactions it has garnered prove a central tenet that we’ve always believed: amidst the turmoil of the world, 4-H is shaping the future leaders of tomorrow. 

So, let’s continue to give our youth a voice because we are in good hands!

Watch now at go.illinois.edu/TheWHY 

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2020 will be remembered for many things, but for the 4-H staff, it was the year that reminded us why we do what we do.  4-H members stood up, gave back and made us proud. We’ve seen 4-H’ers rise to the occasion, learn new things, pursue passions, and serve their communities in amazing ways. …

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We Salute the 4-H

4H believes in nurturing responsible, caring and contributing leaders who are committed to positively impacting their communities. The four H's represent their core values: Head: managing, thinking. Heart: relating, caring. Hands: giving, working. The following businesses salute all of Grundy County 4H members and their leaders!