Community Central at the Boys and Girls Club

Community Central is excited to be working with the Boys and Girls Club Auburn/Lewiston Clubhouse this summer!

Youth writing in science journals.At the clubhouse, youth are exploring aquaculture and seaweed with the 4-H Summer of Science kit. During a recent session, youth took out microscopes and their science journals to help each other identify rehydrated seaweed samples.

Nia, 4H teen leader
Welcome, Nia!

Nia, a member of the Boys and Girls Club since elementary school, has joined our teen leader team! “This year I was offered an opportunity to be a Teen Leader with The 4-H Community Central Program. I really enjoy working with the kids in my community because the science topics are interesting. I also like all the games and experiments we do. It is fun to learn new things and share them with the kids.”

“Being a Teen Leader for the 4-H program is really rewarding and is a great experience. I would love to do it again next year. I recommend this program and the Boys and Girls Club to anyone who enjoys learning new things and helping their community. It is a great feeling to know there are kids who also enjoy these programs and look up to you as a Teen Leader. This has been an experience I will remember forever!”

For more information about Community Central, please contact Kristy L Ouellette, PI of the Maine 4-H Community Central Program at

The Summer of Science project is supported by a National Science Foundation award to Maine EPSCoR at the University of Maine.

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