Illinois 4-H recently launched two new programs for young people in Illinois.
One focuses on children of Illinois military families.
Military 4-H clubs have been formed at Rock Island Arsenal and Scott Air Force Base.
A 4-H youth club program is currently being formed at Naval Station Great Lakes.
Another new 4-H program is called "SPIN."
It allows young people with special interests or hobbies to meet.
A SPIN club can be started with an adult volunteer leader and five young people with an interest in a particular topic such as sailing or robotics.
The University of Illinois Extension is supporting the 4-H efforts.
UofI Extension youth development educators can help families or communities start a 4-H club in their area.