Emily joined the Illinois 4-H team in 2017. Prior to this, she began her work in positive youth development with California 4-H and the YMCA. She specializes in STEM engagement, social-emotional development, and educator professional development.
She received a master of science degree in recreation, park, and tourism administration from Western Illinois University.
When she is not leading a training, writing curriculum, or developing new partnerships, you may find Emily sitting on the floor of her office, building marshmallow catapults out of popsicle sticks or designing mazes for robots for her next STEM program.
What I Do and Why It Matters: Emily Schoenfelder
4-H camp helps campers thrive by engaging teens in data-based goal setting
4-H helps young people develop goal setting skills
4-H fosters the sense of belonging necessary for wellbeing
4-H Provides Teachers with Positive Youth Development Skills & Resources, Virtually
4-H 10 Gallon Challenge Service Learning Project Fostered Leadership and Generosity
4-H Engineering Adventures Program Increases Students' Enjoyment of Science
4-H Provides Many Opportunities for Leadership Skill Development
Local survey results demonstrate positive aspects of youth and adult relationships in 4-H
4-H Spark Camp provided interactive, skill-building activities virtually