Contact Us

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

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

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

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

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

Dare to Lead 2018 Teen Leadership Conference

January 13-14, 2018 (9:00 AM - 11:15 AM )

Decatur Conference Center & Hotel Illinois
4191 US 36 West
Decatur, IL 62522 (Macon County)

DARE to build upon your leadership skills. If you want to hang out with other teens while you learn to be a better leader, this conference is for you. TOTALLY REDESIGNED WITH TEENS IN MIND.

This year’s event is open to ANY Illinois high school teen in grades 9 to 12. We’re excited to open the doors of this event to teens who belong to any type of organization, club or sports team – any teen who desires to step up and DARE to LEAD.

The conference is Saturday & Sunday, January 13-14, 2018 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. Workshop sessions will focus on public speaking, watching your digital identity, social media marketing, advocating for a cause, becoming a leader, finding your leadership niche, and youth and adult partnerships.

Teens need to attend in a county, club, organization or school “group” (Illinois 4-H’ers included) and each group must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 21 or older).

If you want to go, you need to contact the 4-H office NOW. The staff will enter all the registrations for the county. Cost is $130 for 4-H members or $175 for other group members. Space is limited and on a first-come, first -served basis. If you are the only one from your area who is interested, ask your Extension office if neighboring counties have a group that you can join. (“Groups” are for chaperoning purposes only; they are not required for conference work.)

Registration will close on Monday, December 4. DARE to LEAD – and join us! 

For more information:

University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist 

Debra Stocker

University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist 

Pat McGlaughlin

University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist 

Alvarez Dixon

Illinois 4-H Event Planner 

Carla Blue