Laura Personette

Laura Personette4-H Youth Development Professional and Community Central Program Coordinator
24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252
Phone: 207.353.5550

Laura’s role with 4-H includes supporting 4-H youth, families, and volunteers of Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties and coordinating the Maine 4-H Community Central Program in Lewiston and Portland.

Laura’s particular areas of interest are youth leadership development, supporting youth social and cultural capital, and fostering creativity within groups and Youth-Adult Partnerships.


  • M.A., Leadership and Organizational Studies, USM, 2016
  • B.S., Social Work, Elms College, 2009

Work-related Certificates:

  • NAE4-HA Diversity & Inclusion: Expanding the 4-H Audience National Award, 2019
  • NAE4-HA National Excellence in After-School Programming National Award, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate, Creative Leadership and Global Strategy, USM, 2016

Professional Organizations:

  • National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4HYDP), Youth Empowerment Taskforce
  • Maine Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (MAE4HYDP)