Parental involvement in the local club program is essential to the success of the club. Effective clubs utilize parents, grandparents, and other caring adults in a variety of ways. One of the Valued Volunteer Training modules provides information on a variety of opportunities to involve parents and other adults in the club program. Volunteers who participate in this training will have the tools needed to increase parental involvement. Interested leaders may contact the Extension Office.
E-mail addresses are still needed. Please send your e-mail addresses to Joyce Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you will be included. Your e-mail address will not be sold or given outside of the Extension office; it will only be used for communication between Extension staff and 4-H members, leaders and adult volunteers.
The Extension Office is a place of information for many individuals and organizations in Kankakee County. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. We are here as a resource for the community, our volunteers, and 4-H families. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can.
Staff members have commitments outside of the Extension office throughout the state, and Kankakee County, so please be patient with us as we try to help you as quickly and efficiently as we can. It may be necessary to leave a voice mail message, send us an e-mail, or call ahead and make an appointment. As a reminder, here are the names and contact information for the 4-H/Youth Development staff:
Joyce L. Goodwin – Extension 32; email@example.com;
Debbie Gaffield – Extension 24; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question, concern, suggestions, or complaint pertaining to anything connected with a 4-H activity; the county exhibit requirements, procedures, or policies; or the State Fair, please put it in writing and give it to Joyce, Beth or Debbie. Please do this in a timely manner, not several months after the fact. It will be taken to the proper committee to be dealt with. Written documentation will help to insure your suggestions are considered, and that your meaning is not misunderstood.