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University of Illinois Extension, Kankakee County Unit

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: 1650 Commerce Drive
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815.933.8337
Fax: 815.933.8532
Email: uie-gkw@illinois.edu
Website: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/gkw/
Contact Person:

Megan Walsh - Youth Development Metro Educator
Phone: 815.727.9296
Email: uie-gkw@illinois.edu

  Service Profile:
Service/program name: Cloverbuds
Description: Designed to introduce 5-7 year olds to a variety of 4-H experiences. The 4-H Cloverbud groups will be involved in activities led by an adult that will help the 4-H'ers: Learn how to get along and share with others; Explore many different interests; Learn basic living skills; Build self-confidence; Learn to communicate effectively; Learn how to be a part of a group. The program is noncompetitive! Cloverbuds do not participate in competitive events, contests, shows or raise animals as a 4-H project and are not eligible to receive premiums. However, they may be given the opportunity to display their projects noncompetitively.
Phone: 815.933.8337

Service/program name: Kankakee County 4-H Program
Description: 4-H is a national organization that helps young people develop knowledge and skills to help them become productive citizens. It also helps them be more capable to meet the diversities and challenges of today's society. 4-H allows youth and adults to work together to design programs that will teach skills for living. 4-H upholds the theme of "learning by doing." 4-H reaches people in their own neighborhoods with delivery methods suitable to their needs. 4-H also helps provide a stronger bond between family members. County and regional 4-H programs are directed by professional Extension staff who train and support the volunteers who work with 4-H members.

Service/program name: Learning Enrichment
Description: 4-H School (Learning) Enrichment programs are hands-on learning opportunities designed to meet the Illinois State Board of Education's Standards for Learning.
Phone: 815.933.8337

Service/program name: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Educators (SNAP-ED)
Description: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is nutrition education that is available to SNAP recipients and other limited-resource individuals and families. We focus on nutrition education and obesity prevention in an interactive, evidence-based, and behavior-change focused format. For tips and resources, visit https://eat-move-save.extension.illinois.edu/
SNAP-Ed is funded through USDA Food and Nutrition Services as part of the Agriculture Act of 2014 (Farm Bill)

Service/program name: Plan Well, Retire Well
Description: The University of Illinois Extension has developed a Web site for people who want to learn more about wise investing. It is an interactive site that clearly explains how money grows over time, the difference between a stock and a bond, how tax-defined retirement plans help money grow faster and many other financial aspects.
Website: www.retirewell.uiuc.edu
  General Information:
Description: Provides Illinois counties with the latest research-based information from the University through workshops, seminars, publications, and news media. County Director serves Grundy-Kankakee-Will Counties
Territory/Geographical area: Kankakee County only

A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org