4-H Youth Development Professional and Community Central Program Coordinator
24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252
As Program Coordinator for Maine 4-H Community Central, Laura works to empower teens through workforce development programming in public housing/community sites in Lewiston and Portland. She is based out of the working space at Lewiston Public Housing and works with community partners to provide internship opportunities for teens.
Laura’s areas of interest are youth leadership development, youth empowerment and mentoring, and fostering creativity within groups and Youth-Adult Partnerships.
- M.A., Leadership and Organizational Studies, USM, 2016
- B.S., Social Work, Elms College, 2009
- 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
- National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4-HA), Youth Empowerment Task Force
- Maine Association of Extension 4-H Agents (MEAE4HA)