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Afterschool - 4-H Afterschool Academy For Afterschool Providers

Through a combination of face-to-face and web-based training, the 4-H Afterschool Academy will offer a total of 10 hours of professional development for afterschool staff.

Participants will learn how to

  • integrate 4-H and positive youth development concepts into their afterschool programs,
  • actively engage students in 4-H Science, and
  • be introduced to 4-H Science curriculum that’s research-based and easy to use.

Participants must complete all 10 hours of training to receive their certificate of completion. CEUs are available. Successful completion of the program includes a T-shirt, access to 4-H curriculum and resources, and the opportunity to participate in the National 4-H Science Day.

Training dates, times, and locations

To register for the following trainings, please contact KymNoelle Sposato at or 800.287.1458 (in Maine).

  • 10/7/13 and 11/18/13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., 970 South Main Street, Auburn, ME
  • 10/9/13 and 10/16/13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Carl J. Lamb School, 223 Shaw’s Ridge Road, Springvale, ME
  • 10/24/13 and 11/14/13, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Bath YMCA, 303 Centre Street, Bath, ME
  • Spring 2014, Oxford Recreation, 223 King Street, Oxford, ME
  • TBA, A Joyful Noise Childcare Center, 679 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME

To register for the following trainings, please contact Tara Wood at or 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine)

  • 10/29/13 and 11/12/13, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., UMaine Extension Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor, ME
  • 11/13/13 and 11/20/13, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Hutchinson Center, Belfast, ME

Registration fee: $15.00

Academy Agenda (total of 10 hours)

  • Webinar: Welcome to the 4-H Afterschool Academy — .5 hours
  • Web Course: e-Learning for 4-H volunteers — 1.5 hours
  • Face-to-Face: Basic Components of a 4-H Program — 3.0 hours
  • Webinar: 4-H Curriculum and Resources — .75 hours
  • Face-to-Face: Hands on Learning through 4-H — 3.0 hours
  • Webinar: Family Science — .5 hours
  • Webinar: 4-H Opportunities — .75 hours

For more information, contact Kristy Ouellette or Jennifer Lobley.


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Image Description: 4-H leaders teach youth about wind power; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension: 4-H
103 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 1.800.287.0274
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System