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4-H Grows in Macoupin County
September 26, 2016
4-H members in the Macoupin County will join six million 4-H youth across the country in celebrating National 4-H Week Oct. 2-8. 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. We have a rich history with 4-H in Macoupin County and we celebrate our volunteers, supporters, Alumni, current members, and our future members. 4-H grows here and continues to help make the best better.
Every county in Illinois has a 4-H program which is operated through the University of Illinois Extension. 4-H club membership is open to youth aged 8 to 18. Youth 5 to 7 years of age may join the 4-H Cloverbud program.
There are several ways to participate in 4-H. Youth may join 4-H community clubs, coordinated by local certified 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 over 100 different 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, sewing, visual arts, aerospace, and cooking, are just a few of the popular topics for local special interest clubs.
One may also participate in 4-H through short term projects held during or after school. Some of these popular groups teach youth about caring for the environment, preparing for a career, making healthy choices, or other priority issues which build a person’s life skills.
There are currently thirteen community clubs throughout Macoupin County. Those clubs include: Brighton Farmhands, Bunker Hill Livewires, Clover Cadets (Girard), Crazy Clovers, Fantastic Fours, Lucky Birds, and Pioneers (Carlinville), Northwestern Green Machines, Piasa Birds, Shipman Clovers, Stauntoneers, Green Genes (Worden), Four-by-Fours (Gillespie).
To learn more about 4-H and enroll your child in a local club, one may contact: Macoupin County Extension at 217-854-9604 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Further Information Contact:
Source: Kate Harding, Macoupin County 4-H Coordinator, 217-854-9604
Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development, email@example.com