Do you like birdwatching, cooking, gardening or working with animals? There are many interesting projects and fun things to do as part of 4-H. Imagine a young person’s satisfaction at learning a new skill, at doing a job well. Imagine your own satisfaction at watching a young person blossom. You can help our young people as they gain self-esteem — an essential ingredient for happy, productive citizens.
What are the ways I can be involved in 4-H in my county?
Whether you want to be a club leader or work with kids on a short-term project, there’s a role for you in your county’s 4-H program.
Through hands-on activities, help children ages 5-19 develop social skills, and to learn and grow. Share your skills, talents, and special interests, such as photography, horses, dogs, rabbits, community service, computers, whatever is best for you.
For more information on being a 4-H club leader, view the Role Description.
Provide transportation, or simply go with a youth group to a special event or activity.
Teach a special interest program or assist a 4-H group with a special project.
Contact your UMaine Extension county office to get started!
Aroostook (Fort Kent): 1-800-287-1421
Aroostook (Houlton): 1-800-287-1469
Aroostook (Presque Isle): 1-800-287-1462
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Image Description: 4-H leaders teaching club members about wind power; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA