In the community

Jessie Blackburn, director, LLCC-Litchfield, represented LLCC as part of the iDream program created by University of Illinois Extension. The iDream program is in response to children in our society being under stress and not always having the tools they need to create and pursue their dreams in life. The program encourages students to have dreams for themselves and teaches them how to take action towards those dreams, while also making sure they know they are supported in their journey by their community. Litchfield School District is the first in Montgomery County to participate in this curriculum. Jessie visited LHS on Feb. 5 as a community leader to share with 12th graders a lesson on taking their dreams and creating a vision board to outline specific priorities and goals for themselves as they begin their post-secondary journey.