With the theme "Saving the World Through Leadership," the young
people learned that they can begin to change the world by taking
action in their local 4-H clubs and their local communities, Stocker
Youth attending the conference included Griffen Jodlowski, a
member of Atlanta Town & Country 4-H, and Clayton Skelton, a member
of the Middletown 4-H'ers.
Rod Stoll, Farm Credit Illinois public relations vice president
and Illinois 4-H alum, inspired the 4-H members to keep improving
themselves, stretch their possibilities, live in genuine gratitude,
serve others and keep a young-at-heart attitude. He encouraged the
4-H members to find 10 things each day to be thankful for and live
in genuine gratitude as they strive to be of service to others.
"As 4-H members, we are all about serving others," Stoll said.
When asked what they would take away from the conference,
Jodlowski said he "learned much about leadership and life," and his
favorite quote from the conference was Wayne Gretzky's "You miss 100
percent of the shots you don't take."
Skelton said he "enjoyed the mixer activities, giving an
opportunity to meet new people and learn about them in a quick and
fun way." He added: "All the action and surprises make you want to
come back to the conference just as soon as it is over. It's really
a great time."
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The conference was taught by members of the Illinois 4-H
Youth Leadership Team, a team of uniquely trained high school
and college-age 4-H members and young adult 4-H alumni. Logan
County members of the Youth Leadership Team are Cameron
Jodlowski and Rachel Skelton.
A portion of the conference expenses was covered by the Illinois
To learn more about the Logan 4-H program and opportunities such
as the Junior Leadership Conference, contact the Logan County 4-H
office at 732-8289.
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strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of
Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in
Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to influence the lives of 200,000 youth
each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term