4-H Summer of Science Seeks Teen Applicants

Make a difference in your community this summer by teaching kids about engineering and science!

teen at 4H summer of science with a banner from the event

Welcome to the 4-H Teen Teachers program. 4-H Teen Teaching is a summer internship for teens ages 14-19 which will give you 21st Century Skills for your future while earning a stipend (money) for helping out. The internship is only a few hours per week during July and August so you can combine this awesome opportunity with another summer job or internship if you choose. If you take this challenge you will learn communication, leadership, perseverance, teamwork, science, teaching skills, and meet a lot of new friends.

For those teens selected for this 8-week program, you will teach a science lesson to kids in 3rd-6th grade at least once a week. We will train you in June via Zoom how to help younger kids learn. The program will be a little different this year from the past so be prepared to learn new skills if you have done Teen Teacher before.

The 4-H program in Cumberland County (a part of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension) is seeking sixteen (16) teens to be a part of this program running from late June through August 2020. We don’t know the exact date of training (due to distancing restrictions) but we will let successful applicants know.

To Apply to Be a Teen Teacher:

To apply to be a Teen Teacher please complete the 4-H Teen Teacher Application 2020. If you need a paper version contact sara.conant@maine.edu, 207-781-6099.  Paper versions may be mailed to UMaine Extension Cumberland County, Attn: 4-H, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105, or e-mail scanned applications to mitchell.mason@maine.edu

Make sure to ask a teacher, coach, 4-H leader, religious leader, neighbor, or any adult who can recommend you for the program and who is not a relative, to complete a reference form for you. Ask the adult to complete the Reference Form for Teens (WordPDF) and send it directly to the address above by email or mail.

An interview will also be required for all applicants. Interviews will be scheduled after June 8, 2020.

Application Deadline is June 8, 2020

Questions? Please contact Mitch Mason 4-H Educator, mitchell.mason@maine.edu,  207.781.6099.