UMaine Extension 4-H cited in Foster’s article on arts, healing nonprofit

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program was mentioned in a Foster’s Daily Democrat article about Laura Jaquays, an author, artist, teacher and founder of Art HOPE. The nonprofit arts and healing organization is dedicated to promoting creative wellness through free, expressive arts programs for people living with cancer or long-term illness and the community at large, according to the article. Youth enrichment programs are offered at area schools and libraries through Art HOPE Youth Service in Healthcare Program, a youth-adult mentoring effort with 4-H that introduces teens to health care and boosts their empathy awareness through creativity, the article states.