Growing Aspirations (MAITC)

icon for 4-H Growing Aspirations buttonCareers in the Maine Food System

Developed by a team of family and consumer science teachers and 4-H staff as part of the Maine Ag in the Classroom program, this kit features activities aimed to help youth identify and develop habits of mind, learn about the multi-faceted Maine Food System, and develop career aspirations and identify training and education pathways for reaching their goals. These activities incorporate videos from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Growing Maine project featuring Maine families and their stories of developing successful businesses.

The activities are geared toward middle and high school-aged youth.

Included activities:

  1. A Lifetime of Farming
  2. Sweet!
  3. Maine Blueberries and Macarons – Delicious Possibilities!
  4. Create a Label
  5. Create Your Own Recipe!

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