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4-H Cited as Successful Youth-Engagement Program

Barbara Baker, University of Maine Cooperative Extension associate professor and a principal investigator of a 4-H Engaging Youth, Serving Community Program in Maine, coauthored a paper about 4-H being a successful case study on engaging youth in community service activities. The paper is part of a research-based series of papers, The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series, on the Harvard University website. The project is part of the Born This Way Foundation initiative created by performer Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta to promote youth empowerment and the development of kindness and bravery. The paper is titled “Engaging Youth, Serving Community: Social Change Lessons from a 4-H Rural Youth Development Program.”


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