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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Student Services, Youth Community Service Clubs, Youth Development - Agricultural, Youth Development - Business

Programs: The maine 4-h foundation supports youth leadership programs at the state and national level. Youth participate in state level education, and then have the opportunity to attend citizenship washington focus cwf, national 4-h congress and national 4-h conference. Cwf is for youth ages 15-19 from across the country. The program is held in chevy chase maryland at the national 4-h center. Cwf delegates learn about our democratic process and their role as active concerned citizens. National 4-h congress is held every year to bring our teen 4-h leaders together from across the country. Participants are focused on building leadership skills, citizenship, career education and service to our communities. National 4-h conference is a week-long conference inviting 4-h members nationwide to actively participate in assessing the needs of youth across the country and setting a path for future 4-h programming. 4-h youth end the week addressing the national 4-h leadership team with potential future youth programming plans and directional needs for 4-h youth education.

program support directed to 4-h livestock, agricultural, science and environmental programs. The maine 4-h foundation works with 4-h programs across the state to build support for local clubs, animal science programs and stem education. In addition the maine 4-h foundation helps to raise funds to support our three university of maine 4-h camp and learning centers, our statewide animal science teams, and our science program initiatives. The programs support the education of our 20,000 maine youth combined with over 9,000 4-h youth taking part in our residential programs statewide.

science, technology, engineering and math stem are key program areas in 4-h youth development. The maine 4-h foundation supports the growing stem initiatives within the 4-h youth development program. The university of maine 4-h youth development program engages young people in a number of programs including active research with umaine professors and graduate students. 4-h conducts engineering programs on campus, science programs for children and youth, maine 4-h days of exploring animal science and stem in the summer, and a number of new science based initiatives in counties and clubs across maine. Maine 4-h had over 28,000 youth enrolled in 2016

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Maine 4-H Foundation supports over 20,000 Maine youth annually, three Camp and Learning Centers supporting over 9,500 young people during the year. Programs focus on STEM, Environmental education, leadership and service, food systems, health and wellness.