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URBANA, Ill. – Illinois Extension and 4-H recently welcomed Jessica Jaffry to its statewide network of youth development educators who provide evidence-based hands-on learning programs to youth to help them explore opportunities and acquire life skills. Jessica will serve as 4-H youth development educator in Christian, Jersey, Macoupin, and Montgomery counties.
“We are excited for Jessica to step into this role and serve our unit in a new way,” says Sara Marten, Illinois Extension county director. “Her experiences with the 4-H program will serve her well in building partnerships, developing programs, and working with volunteers to help youth thrive.”
Jaffry will provide leadership to the youth and development program that supports 4-H clubs and special interest groups, as well as educational events in our local communities. “I’m excited to work within the local communities and school districts to provide opportunities for youth to develop healthy living skills, as well as leadership and career readiness skills through hands-on programs that will help them be successful,” Jessica says.
Jessica first worked with 4-H as a program coordinator in Jersey County. Her areas of expertise include livestock, leadership development, healthy living, and school-based programming.
Jessica graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She completed her master’s degree in Kinesiology from SIUE.
Jaffry is based in the Macoupin County office in Carlinville and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 854-9604.
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