Doris Braddock works in partnership with dedicated volunteers and partners to inspire 4-H youth to thrive through positive youth development opportunities in Kane County. This role gives her the opportunity to help youth reach their full potential while paying back the organization that shaped her into the individual she is today. In addition to providing leadership for the Kane County 4-H club program, Doris works with the 4-H Teen Ambassadors and also has created enrichment opportunities such as Government Day and International Night.
Doris attended University of Missouri - Rolla (now Missouri S & T) - where she studied applied mathematics and education. Doris was a nine-year member of the Daniel Boone 4-H Club in St. Charles County, Mo., where she was proud to be chosen as a delegate to National 4-H Congress. She joined University of Illinois Extension in July 1993 as a 4-H Community Worker in Kane County. In 2012, she changed titles to 4-H Program Coordinator. She has served as a project leader in clothing, consumer education, and foods for more than 35 years. She is married with four grown children, all Kane County 4-H alumni. When not at work, Doris can be found doing one of her own 4-H projects - sewing, baking or decorating cakes, or working with her granddaughters, who are fourth generation 4-H'ers, on their projects.