Partner Profile: University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4H

umce 4H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has Maine’s most successful out-of-school youth educational program through 4-H. 4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential.  Youth participate in 4-H through clubs, camps, schools, afterschool, and special interest programs. Dedicated and committed UMaine Extension faculty and staff, and more than 2,000 volunteers, provided positive learning experiences for:

  • 9,000 youth through our 4-H camp and learning centers
  • 2,600 youth through our 4-H clubs
  • 9,000 youth through our FoodCorps program
  • 3,500 youth through our Eat Well program
  • 10,500 youth through our special interest/short term programs
  • 9,600 youth through our school enrichment programs

The 4-H program has three mission mandates:

  • 40,378 projects focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • 17,193 projects focused on healthy lifestyles
  • 8,938 projects focused on youth community action/engagement/leadership

the UMCE employees and volunteers are committed to

  • creating positive experiential learning experiences for Maine youth;
  • promoting and helping create positive relationships between youth and adults;
  • creating and supporting positive, inclusive, and safe learning environments; and
  • providing youth with opportunities to experience positive risk-taking challenges and growth.
Photo courtesy of UMCE4H.

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