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University of Illinois Extension serving Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties

Sangamon County
700 S. Airport Drive
Springfield, IL 62707
Phone: 217-782-4617
FAX: 217-524-6662
Email: uie-lms@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Logan County
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

Menard County
420 S. 7th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675
Phone: 217-632-7491
FAX: 217-632-2425
Hours: Monday & Wednesday 8:30 am - Noon and 1 pm - 4 pm (Closed 12 - 1 pm)

News Release

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National 4-H Week! 4-H invites all youth to join 4-H clubs!

For immediate release 9/25/17

4-H invites youth to join 4-H clubs!

4-H members in this county will join the 6 million youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 1-7. 4-H youth development programs provide hands-on learning activities for youth in Illinois and throughout the country. 4-H youth programs focus on leadership, citizenship and life skills.

There are several ways to participate in 4-H. Youth may join 4-H clubs, coordinated by local screened adult volunteers. Each club decides how often it meets, the location of its meetings and the activities held during the meeting. Members may select from dozens of project areas to study while they build leadership, teamwork, cooperation, decision-making and communication skills.

Youth may also choose to focus on a very specific project area and join a club specifically related to that one project.  Robotics, photography, horticulture, animal science, visual arts, shooting sports, sewing, and nutrition, are just a few of the popular topics for special interest clubs.

4-H is open to all youth ages 8-18 as of September 1st of the current 4-H year. Some clubs also offer the Cloverbud porgram to youth ages 5-7. To learn more about 4-H and enroll your child in a local club, one may contact the Sangamon County Extension office 217-782-4617 or web.extension.illinois.edu/lms 

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About 4-H: Illinois 4-H empowers and prepares Illinois youth for success. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H impacts the lives of 200,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.

 

For Further Information about 4-H Contact: Sangamon County Extension Office 217-782-4617