Encouraging others and empowering them for success is a passion of Sara Attig, 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator in Livingston County. Sara works to create hands-on learning opportunities for youth in Livingston County through facilitating workshops for youth, in-school programs, and providing support for the 4-H Clubs in Livingston County. She develops creative programs where youth learn and achieve while having fun along the journey. Some of her favorite programs include 4-H Butterfly Adventures, Wizarding World Adventure Camp, and Zombie Apocalypse Camp focusing on disaster preparedness.
Attig earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees of science in sociology from Illinois State University and she has worked in Higher Education for most of her career, serving in a variety of roles including Associate Director of Honors at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She took a hiatus to stay home with her young children for several years. Before joining Extension in 2016, she taught sociology at Heartland Community College in Normal and Pontiac, as well as Bradley University in Peoria.
On her own time, Sara finds teaching is still at the heart of what she loves to do, so in addition to her work with youth in Extension, she continues to teach as an adjunct instructor at Heartland Community College in her spare time. She also enjoys volunteering with Illinois Saint Bernard Rescue through transport and occasionally fostering animals waiting to find their forever homes.
University of Illinois Extension, Program Support Excellence Award, 2020
Illinois State University, University Distinguished Service Award, 2002