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4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus

Connect with us on campus! May 31 – June 1, 2019 Do you ever wonder what it’s like to spend a weekend on a college campus? 4-H@UMaine is the chance to check out what the University of Maine has to offer! Middle school and high school students will be special guests on campus! They will […]

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The PHS 4-H club in the General Assembly room at the United Nations.

4-H Club Visits the Big Apple!

The PHS 4-H Club recently returned from New York City and, according to the teens, the adventure was amazing and eye-opening. The PHS 4-H club is supported by the Portland Mentoring Alliance. The 4-H club conducts leadership activities, college preparation exercises and community service.  Teens take an annual trip to visit an urban college and […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H Delegation at the 4-H Healthy Living Summit in Washington DC, in front of the White House.

4-H Healthy Living Summit

  University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H sent a delegation to the 4-H Healthy Living Summit in Washington DC for the weekend. They did two live updates on our Facebook page, check them out! Some insight from our UMaine Extension group at the 4-H Healthy Living Summit Our 4-H Healthy Living Summit delegation unveils their action plan empowering ME and you 4-H Healthy Relationships! Facebook live video! […]

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National Volunteer Week – 4-H Volunteers

By Sara Conant, 4-H Community Education Assistant & Administrative Specialist In honor of National Volunteer Week we would like to highlight our 4-H volunteers! 4-H is a national organization for youth ages 9-18 to learn life skills through hands on work in a variety of project areas. 4-H programming occurs in libraries, afterschool clubs, through […]

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Maine Maple Weekend in Cumberland County

Maine Maple Sunday is a timeless tradition here in Maine. And we have got the low down for your sweet tooth on where to go in Cumberland County this weekend! Balsam Ridge will be celebrating all weekend with activities such as a tree tapping demonstration, tours and live entertainment. Stop in and check out their […]

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Luck of the Clover

By Tayla Mann, UMaine Extension Staff, Administrative Specialist The four-leaf clover has become a well-known symbol of luck, 4-H and St. Patrick’s Day. But not many of us know the folk-lore and facts behind this little green plant. The chances of even finding a four-leaf clover among the rest are 1 in 10,000! This is […]

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Cumberland County 4-H’ers Have a Long Stylish History

By Sara Conant, 4-H Community Education Assistant & Administrative Specialist Fashion Revue (formerly know as dress revue, or style show) is an annual event in Cumberland County where local 4-H members ages 5 – 18 can show off their knitting, crocheting, or sewing skills. Here in the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office we found a […]

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4-H Public Speaking Recap & How to Give a Good Presentation

By Sara Conant, 4-H Community Education Assistant & Administrative Specialist Do you, like 74% of people, suffer from Glossophobia: the fear of public speaking? Glossophobia is the number one fear, edging out Claustrophobia (fear of small spaces), Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), and Acrophobia (fear of heights) for the top fear. Each year 4-H in Cumberland […]

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4-H Information Night

4-H is a national organization for youth ages 5-18 to learn lifeskills through hands-on project-based work. As the youth development arm of UMaine Extension, 4-H has always emphasized the importance of building the life skills needed to be successful adults. 4-H in Cumberland County offers many different clubs for a variety of ages and interests, […]

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