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4-H Archery helps youth focus and hit their mark while building life skills

FARMER CITY, Ill. – Archery is for everyone. Regardless of physical ability, youth can participate in this sport. It is one of the oldest sports still practiced and continues to be inclusive.

“4-H shooting sports programs help youth get outdoors, explore new interests and build life skills such as discipline, leadership, and teamwork,” says 4-H Youth Development Educator Jamie Boas.

4-H Archery will be from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays from July 27 to Aug. 31 at Blue Ridge High School, 411 N. John St., Farmer City, Ill. Meet under the Rittenhouse football sign. Register by July 25 at

There is a $20 annual 4-H enrollment fee. Fee waivers are available. Must be age eight as of Sept. 1, 2021, to participate. Parents must stay for youth 13 years and younger. Please wear close-toed shoes, pull back long hair, and don’t wear hoop or dangling earrings. All equipment is provided. For more information, please contact Jamie Boas at or call 217-935-5764.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact 217-935-5764. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

Source: Jamie Boas, 4-H Youth Development Educator, University of Illinois Extension

Writer: Laura Crider, Marketing and Communications, University of Illinois Extension