Danielle Gapinski is the 4-H and Youth Development Program Coordinator for Bureau County. She graduated from Bradley University, in 2008, with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design and a minor in Business Management and Administration. Upon completing her degree, she has worked at the Peoria Civic Center and NewsTribune before joining the University of Illinois Extension 4-H program in 2017. Danielle was also director of the Just for Kix dance program in Princeton, for five years, giving her invaluable experience in coordinating, marketing, and executing youth programming. She is currently working towards a Master’s in Agriculture Education from University of Illinois, Champaign, IL.
In Danielle’s role as 4-H and Youth Development Program Coordinator, she is responsible for supporting the promotion, expansion, and implementation of 4-H programs in schools and communities. She regularly visits afterschool programs offering STEM lessons, implements new workshops, and provides support and resources to the 4-H community club throughout the county. Through her own involvement in the South Princeton 4-H community club during her youth, Danielle recognizes the value of the 4-H program and is passionate about spreading the opportunities offered throughout Bureau County.