4810 North Sheridan Rd Peoria IL 61614-5928
Judy Schmidt provides leadership to 4-H metro programming in Peoria County. Schmidt joined Extension in 2001, working as a Youth Development Educator at the East Peoria Center and joined the Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell unit in 2011. Her work focuses on 4-H youth development programming in the local metropolitan area, specifically leading positive youth development initiatives for after-school programs, community groups, 4-H clubs and other youth-serving organizations. Her areas of expertise include positive youth development principles, youth leadership, and work with teens as teachers.
Schmidt attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her bachelor's degree in psychology and also for her master's degrees in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a certified facilitator of the Matrixx System/Real Colors program by the National Curriculum and Training Institute.
She is a member of the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA) and the Illinois Extension Professionals for Youth Education (IEPYE).
What I Do and Why It Matters: Judy Schmidt
4G STEM Camp provides opportunities for youth to see STEM careers in action
New oak savannah planted at Sommer Farm in Peoria
4-H provides STEM programming to afterschool programs
Teacher Engagement in 4G STEM Camp Provides More Vibrant STEM Opportunities for Students
Students Learn Computer Science Skills Critical to Future Careers During Annual STEM Academy
4-H Tech Changemakers Teach Digital Literacy Skills to Adult Community Members
4-H Provides Teachers with Positive Youth Development Skills & Resources, Virtually
Connection Corner kits provided tools that helped families with emotional connectedness