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Jaylynn Maxey
Program Coordinator
University of Illinois Extension
707 Windsor Road, Suite A
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-345-7034
FAX: 217-348-7940
jmaxey2@illinois.edu

Cumberland County 4-H

Cumberland County 4-H

What is 4-H?

4-H is the youth audience of the University of Illinois Extension. 4-H is the number one national youth organization open to ALL youth ages 8-18 years old by September 1 of the current year. 4-H offers unlimited opportunities for youth to be involved on mnay levels. From attending club meetings to visiting Washington, D.C. with the Citizen Washington Focus, members can experience new opportunities every year!

There is much misconception that 4-H is for farm kids, but times have changed and so has 4-H! With over 200 project areas to choose from, every hobby and skill can be sharpened through 4-H. Are you interested in robotics and computer programming? 4-H has project areas for both!

Life skills are learned in 4-H through meetings, events, fairs, shows, workshops, and so much more. All while having a great time. 4-H allows youth to have an oppotunity to learn new things, master new skills, travel to new places, learn from new experinces, and make new friends! Although 4-H is a youth organization, family involvement is highly recommended in the 4-H program! Families have opportunities to learn and grow together. Adult volunteers are always a part of the 4-H program. 

If you are interested in learning more about 4-H in Cumberland County, contact the Cumberland County Extension Office at 217-849-3931 or stop in to talk about when your 4-H adventure can begin! I can assist you in finding a club and finding projects that interest you! The office is open 8-Noon and 1-4:30 PM Monday through Thursday. 

Not yet 8? No worries! Ask me about our Cloverbud program!!