Maine 4-H Ambassadors attended the National 4-H Conference March 22nd-25th in Washington DC. Youth selected to represent Maine 4-H learned civic engagement and leadership skills in training workshops with other delegates from across the nation. Delegates were stimulated to think about local needs and issues in a way that promotes youth-adult partnerships. 4-Her’s also met with our state senators and legislators, and visited different government offices, during a day on Capitol Hill.
The conference is administered by the National 4-H Council and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Maine 4-H youth are supported by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Pine Tree State 4-H Foundation and local county programs. 4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.