Maine 4-H Community Central
Maine 4-H Community Central is an initiative to build stronger families through the 4-H program at public housing sites and across communities through a network of community partners in Lewiston and Portland, Maine. This project engages youth with their parents, elders, school, and community through hands-on experiential 4-H projects in science, leadership, and citizenship. Youth who participate will demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary for fulfilling contributing lives.
What do youth do in Community Central?
- Increase Science Literacy and Discovery
- Teen Leadership Training and Practice
- Experiential Learning
- Service Learning
- Experience 4-H Camps and Learning Centers
UMaine 4-H staff partner with public housing sites, community organizations, and local schools in Lewiston and Portland as part of Community Central. Research informs us that a child’s environment can have significant impacts on that child’s learning outcomes. The Community Central program introduces 4-H programming to mitigate risk factors, build social capital, and connect children to positive assets. 4-H has a long history of integrating practical information, life skills, and family development within the confines of young people’s everyday lives.
Community Central Teen Leaders
This material is based upon the work of 4-H Community Central Maine, a project supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States (U.S.) Department of Agriculture, through a cooperative agreement with The University of Maine under award number 2014-41520-22235.
General information about the CYFAR grant program can be accessed online.
For further information about this CYFAR-funded project contact:
CYFAR Project Name: 4-H Community Central Maine
Principal Investigator: Kristy L Ouellette
Email Address: email@example.com