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SNAP (Super Nutrition Activity Program) was busy this summer providing youth an opportunity to taste healthy food alternatives. From hummus to whole wheat pancakes, junior leaders, showed younger youth all about healthy food options.  See some of what they were up to with this great article from Theresa Churchill at the Herald & Review entitled Kids Get a Taste of ... Read More


Macon County Youth had an opportunity to try working out and new and fun ways thanks to a collaboration between Macon County 4-H and the Decatur Y.  Check out all the details in this article written by Emily Steele entitled Piloxing Gives Youngsters Chance to Mix Up Fitness.  Thanks to Jim Bowling, H&R Photographer, for the photos and the 4-H ... Read More

A Whole New World with Minecraft Mania

Do you know who Steve is?  Minecraft Mania is connecting youth from throughout the community in a world that is all their own. See what these youth have been up to thanks to a story from Valerie Wells from the Herald & Review entitled Minecraft Game Helps Kids with Computer Coding, Math. ... Read More

Harvest Heroes

  The Harvest Heroes Program was showcased in the Herald & Review.  The picture shows Stevenson School students learning about enzyme experiments with slices of apples. ... Read More

Macon County 4-H at County Board

Macon County 4-H took care of business with the help of Macon County Board Members at their recent meeting.  Twenty-one members of Macon County 4-H took part in the event with youth from different clubs.  Those clubs who participated were Old King's Orchard, Long Creek Critters, Homesteaders, SNAP, and Crossfire Shooting Sports.  Check out the story, Macon County Board Approves ... Read More

Congrats to Alexandra Ruwe!

Top 4-H members across the nation will gather in Atlanta, Ga. for the 93rd National 4-H Congress scheduled for Nov. 28 through Dec. 2. 4-H members earned the right to attend by excelling in their 4-H project work. Members are evaluated on their work in project mastery, leadership, community service and citizenship throughout their entire 4-H career. Illinois will be ... Read More

Who Would Have Thought You Could Make This!

The Macon County Robostorms 4-H Club showcased the importance and versatility of being able to use a 3D Printer at a club meeting with the Forsyth Fantastics this past Saturday. Find out what you can do with a 3D Printer in this article, The Beauty of 3D Printers is the Practical Usefulness of its Creations, from the Herald & Review!  ... Read More

Teens as Teachers

Garfield Montessori School youth are taking on the challenge of becoming teen teachers and telling others about rethinking their drink. Find out more about what these youth are up to in this Herald & Review article entitled Training Teen Teachers by Valerie Wells.  Thanks to Danny Damiana for the photo. ... Read More

Are You Ready for Robots?

The 4-H RoboStorms were a big hit at the Decatur Celebration.  Check out all of the fun and innovative things that these 4-Hers are doing with robots.  Thanks to Hugh Sullivan from the Herald & Review for showcasing the 4-H RoboStorms!   ... Read More

Yes, We Are Headed to the Decatur Celebration!

University of Illinois Extension in Macon County and the SNAP! Program were showcased in the Herald & Review because of their upcoming part in the Decatur Celebration.  Check out what's in store this coming Saturday!  Thanks to Theresa Churchill, H&R Reporter and and Danny Damiani, Photographer, for the great article and photos.   ... Read More