Educational Programs - 4-H MYCA (4-H Maine Youth Community Action)
4-H Maine Youth Community Action is Maine’s program based on a grant program called Engaging Youth, Serving Community program of National 4-H Council.
A Youth and Adult Core Team of 4-6 members recruit an Intensive Team of 15 – 20 members, and hold a community forum to identify an issue so a Participant Team of 35-50 members implement an action plan.to take issues to action.
Over the course of 3-5 years these teams make a lasting change in rural communities. Young people gain skills immediately due to their own interest engaging them with community. Communities get energized and resolve long standing issues inclusive of a broad spectrum of members.
At the October 2011 4-HMYCA Leadership Weekend, youth learned mapping skills, interpersonal communication skills, and leadership skills.
At the October 2010 4-HMYCA Leadership Weekend, Katie, Dani, and Alex (the 4-HMYCA Core Team) are co-facilitators for workshops training the five 4-HMYCA sites. Please visit our five sites to see what each has been doing.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under Agreement No. 2008-45201-04715, Amendment 2. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.