BDN, Morning Ag Clips report on UMaine Extension 4-H program staff winning national awards

The Bangor Daily News and Morning Ag Clips reported that the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H recently received two national awards for excellence in programming and for research and evaluation from the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4HYDP). Extension 4-H professional Sara King and former Extension 4-H professional Sara Conant developed three, six-week sessions for youth ages 9–18. Each session included a presentation from an exchange student, a hands-on activity related to their culture, and a question-and-answer discussion session. Some of the countries visited include Bangladesh, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kosovo and Ukraine. Their work is the national winner of the NAE4HYDP Excellence in Global Citizenship Programming award. Extension 4-H professor Kristy Ouellette also won the Susan Barkman Research and Evaluation Award for her 2021 case study, “Understanding the Perspectives of First Generation 4-H Members.”