Siemer Milling Representatives Present the $10,000 grant check to the Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors during the 2015 Effingham County Fair. (Front Row left to right) Jackson Stice, Johanna Stice, Elie Stice. (Back Row left to right) Kenny Stice, Caroline Stice (baby), Dianne Siemer, Henry Siemer, Youth Ambassador Representative Anna Wines, Effingham County Director of the U of I Extension Office Carl Baker, and Martha Stice.
The Effingham County 4-H Youth Ambassadors have received a $10,000 grant from the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund. The Ambassadors are a leadership club for teenage 4-H members. The goal for Youth Ambassadors is to promote 4-H programs and encourage youth to become actively involved in their communities.
The funds will be used to host the 2016 Central Illinois Leadership Academy, a one-day leadership event that will provide an opportunity for youth in Effingham County to build leadership skills including critical thinking and effective communication. The program will also include keynote speakers from the Effingham community to share leadership skills with academy attendees. This event will be open to all Effingham County youth, ages 8-14.
The Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund was established in 2006 for the purpose of providing a permanent source of funding to programs in Effingham County that support the development of young leaders. To date, the Siemer Milling Company Endowment Fund has awarded $63,800 to non-profit organizations in Effingham County .