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map showing location of 4-H STEM Ambassadors host sitesWhy should you host a STEM Ambassador?

4-H is the youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and provides educational opportunities for youth throughout the entire state of Maine. Annually reaching over 25,000 Maine youth ages 5–18, 4-H works to empower young people through leadership development, citizen engagement, hands-on learning, and innovative science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs.

4-H STEM Ambassadors are:

  • trained undergraduate students interested in working directly with area youth
  • geographically located around the state
  • interested in sharing their experiences and content knowledge with young people.
  • able to provide hands-on activity and learning sessions for youth ages 9-18
  • able to connect local university resources directly to the community
  • available for one time program events or short term, ongoing project series

Do you have a group of young people that are excited and enthusiastic about learning with STEM? Want to provide a unique opportunity in your community increasing STEM? Learn more about becoming a 4-H STEM Ambassador host site.

Potential host sites include:

  • schools
  • after-school sites
  • libraries
  • 4-H clubs
  • youth groups
  • recreation centers

STEM Ambassador Host Site Expectations

If you are interested in hosting a STEM Ambassador, or would like more information, contact

4-H youth development staff have been working with campuses in the University of Maine System to expand the STEM Ambassadors’ program throughout the state. Currently, six UMS campuses are partners in this program to bring hands-on STEM education to young people in their community.

logos of participating campuses: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H; University of Maine Farmington; University of Southern Maine; University of Maine at Preque Isle (North of Ordinary); University of Maine at Machias (Naturally!); University of Maine at Augusta