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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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4-H Health Jam coming to carlinville

4-H Health Jam will kick off at the Carlinville Intermediate School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. 4-H Health Jam is a youth wellness program which promotes a healthy lifestyle  through interactive workshops and learning experiences emphasizing physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices. In addition, youth learn about careers in the health field profession. Over 100 fifth grade students at Carlinville Intermediate school will participate in a variety of educational sessions related to health and wellness topics. Youth will participate in a variety physical activities including Zumba, Yoga, and Karate. Youth will also learn about healthy eating habits, nutritional snacks, brain injury prevention, physical therapy protocol, and tobacco prevention.  Youth were immersed in creative activities encouraging a more healthy lifestyle.

Health and wellness professionals from the local community will offer their time, expertise,  and support for 4-H Health Jam. In the weeks following the event,  youth will participate in weekly sessions focused on  health related topics.  Students will  also participate in an eight-week “Walk Across Illinois” program. The goal of the “Walk Across Illinois” activity is for youth to complete 30 minutes of daily exercise equivalent to two miles of walking. At the end of eight weeks, youth will have “walked” 465 miles from northern to southern Illinois.

This program is funded by a grant from the University of Illinois Extension State 4-H office and Wal-Mart. University of Illinois Extension, Macoupin County is partnering with Carlinville Area Hospital and the Carlinville School District to carry out this program. As part of the grant, students will receive a water bottle, pedometer, and a t-shirt (upon reaching their goal).  4-H Health Jam is a program devoted to helping youth live healthier lives.

If you have questions about 4-H Health Jam or other youth programs in Macoupin County, please contact Kate Harding at 217-854-9604.


Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,