Extension Professional Staff
Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
State 4-H Office
801 N. Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Before joining University of Illinois Extension, Alvarez spent nearly 10 years working for and with youth in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Davenport, Iowa. When he first joined the Illinois 4-H youth development program, he served as a Youth Development Educator expanding and supporting 4-H programming in and around metro communities in east central Illinois. In his current role as a Youth Development Specialist in the University of Illinois State 4-H Office, Alvarez provides leadership to enhance youth develop outcomes with a primary focus on helping youth get Ready for Life through career, entrepreneurship, and post-secondary education exploration.