4-H Community Central in Boston

collage of teens on Boston trains
Having fun navigating Boston by train – a new experience for many!

Over February break, the Maine 4-H Community Central Teen Leaders hopped the train to Boston to visit the Science Museum and Boston University!

After an early morning departure, Community Central teen leaders, staff, and volunteers explored parts of Boston University and then went to the Boston Science Museum.

Teen leader team posing on steps in Boston.
A big thank you to all of our Teen Leaders, 4-H Staff, and 4-H Volunteers for a wonderful day!

As part of their ongoing workshop series, the teen leaders were asked to think about how they are becoming STEM superstars. Using a worksheet based on the article 10 Tips: Becoming a STEM Superstar by National AfterSchool Association STEM specialist Andy Allan, they looked at how they are incorporating various actions into their work, including: facilitating (not dictating), inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, processing the STEM experience, and being a positive role model for youth.

For more information about Community Central, please contact Kristy L Ouellette, PI of the Maine 4-H Community Central Program at kristy.ouellette@maine.edu.

Community Central is a project funded by the USDA’s Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) Sustainable Community Projects program.