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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Main Office (Marion County)
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891
Email: uie-bcjmw@illinois.edu

Branch Office (Bond County)
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Clinton County)
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jefferson County)
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Branch Office (Washington County)
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Upcoming Events

Speaking for Illinois 4-H Training

November 18, 2017 (9:45 AM )

University of Illinois Extension - Kankakee Branch office
1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (Kankakee County)

You love 4-H. We need you to help tell that story to the public. 4-H members receive advanced training in public speaking at Speaking for Illinois 4-H trainings held throughout the state. That training prepares you to meet with county and state elected officials, potential donors, civic groups, and new volunteers. You'll also be the state 4-H programs voice at state legislative events, such as 4-H Legislative Connection where 4-H members visit state legislators to tell their 4-H stories and educate the legislators about the benefits of 4-H and University of Illinois Extension.

The training is a joint youth/adult partnership including members of the Illinois State 4-H Youth Leadership Team and Extension adults and volunteers with expertise in government, speaking, and 4-H. Members need to be at least 14 to participate. Members will learn how to adapt their 4-H story to specific audiences, including elected officials and potential donors. It also helps improve business etiquette skills, and gain an understanding of positive youth development core beliefs. 

You won't be sitting in your chairs all day during this training. It's all hands-on and interactive for the entire six hours. Once you return home, you'll work with your local Extension office with educational and promotional events. 

For more information go online to go.illinois.edu/shi4H 



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