University of Illinois Extension

Carissa Akpore
Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
Logan/Menard/Sangamon Unit
980 N. Postville Dr.
Lincoln, IL 62656
Phone: 217-732-8289
FAX: 217-735-5837
akpore@illinois.edu

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. As a part of the Logan, Menard and Sangamon Counties team, Carissa Akpore provides leadership to the 4-H youth development program focusing on 4-H clubs, 4-H groups and the youth education initiatives identified as state priorities.

Teaming with local 4-H program coordinators, community workers, and volunteers, she also plans, conducts and evaluates programs that are consistent. Akpore graduated from Western Illinois University with a bachelor's degree of science in hospitality administration and from the University of Minnesota with a master's degree of education in youth development leadership.

She is a native of Woodford County, where she served as a 10-year 4-H member. In the following ten years she served in Rock Island County as a 4-H AmeriCorps staff member and 4-H Program Coordinator with the University of Minnesota.

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 received the Achievement in Service Award in 2012.

4-H is more than you can imagine! Carissa provides innovative 4-H programming for youth ages 5 – 19 which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Expanding 4-H Clubs & Programs to New Audiences
  • Teen Leadership Development
  • School Enrichment
  • Volunteer Management
  • Networking and Partnerships
  • 4-H Club Program Management

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