Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
801 North Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821
Jamie Kleiss provides leadership to the 4-H youth develoment program focusing on 4-H clubs, 4-H groups and the youth education initiatives indentified as state priorities in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois, and Vermilion counties. Kleiss joined the Champaign County staff in 2007. Teaming with local 4-H program coordinators, community workers, and volunteers, she also plans, conducts and evaluates programs that are consistent with the needs of local youth.
Kleiss graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in health studies and from St. Louis University with a master's degree in public health with an emphasis in behavior science and health education. She is a Real Colors® Certified Facilitator sponsored by the National Curriculum and Training Institute (NCTI).
She is a native of Champaign County, where she served as a 10-year 4-H member prior to leaving for college.
She is a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education (IEPYE). She is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).
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