EFFINGHAM, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Community Area Service Providers met on Tuesday, May 1 in the University of Illinois Extension Office Basement Meeting Room.
19 attendees from various nonprofits and service organizations throughout East Central Illinois shared updates during this professional networking opportunity.
Susan Wilson, Literacy Coordinator for CEFS and President of CASP,welcomed attendees and then introduced Dana Homann, Extension Educator who specializes in 4-H Youth Development.
With 18 years of experience, Ms. Homann shared that there are 11 traditional 4-H clubs in Effingham County and 9 special interest clubs.
In a special interest club all members focus on the same learning experience.
Examples of local spin clubs include: llama, robotics tractor school and others.
4-H works to develop future leaders by focusing on specific life skills like teamwork, public speaking, organization skills as well as building lifelong friendships.
Youth are encouraged to explore learning opportunities, build talents and experience a variety of career options.
The next meeting of CASP is set for Noon on Tuesday,June 5 with guest organization, Crisis Nursery.