4-H STEM Ambassadors Connect Maine Youth to Campus
4-H STEM Ambassadors are trained University of Maine students who facilitate hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities with youth 8–14 years old throughout Maine. Through 4-H STEM Ambassadors, youth become connected to the research, resources, and scientists at Maine’s public universities. Before 4-H STEM Ambassadors work with children, they complete hands-on training to understand how to work with and keep youth safe, as well as how to facilitate inquiry-based STEM activities.
For more information about the program, and how you can become involved, reach out to UMaine Extension 4-H STEM Staff
The 4-H program is awesome. I’m having a great time helping the kids learn. It’s a good way to spend my Mondays.”
— Hannah, STEM Ambassador
What a great experience it was to work with those kids over these last few weeks. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to share some of my knowledge and passion with them.
— Jordan, STEM Ambassador
It was our pleasure to host (STEM Ambassadors) Ben and Jordan. They were incredibly professional, caring and invested. The students clearly bonded with them very quickly and gained a lot from the work.
— LearningWorks Afterschool, host site
The program has really added value to what we are trying to accomplish with these kids. They are able to see someone closer to their own age, doing science and math and making it fun. It is also helped us feel closer to our local university.
— Portland afterschool program staff