Aroostook 4-H Program invites County youth to afternoon of fun, learning

12 years ago

    County youth ages 5–18 are invited to attend the Aroostook County 4-H June Jamboree at the Northern Maine Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall in Presque Isle on Sunday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m.
    June Jamboree is an annual event that provides several hands-on activities for youth to learn about topics as varied as raising backyard poultry, bullying, geology, goats, sheep, social media and public speaking to name just a few.
    Young people in 4-H learn about citizenship, leadership, cooking, arts and crafts, mechanics and technology, horticulture, agriculture, and other subjects.
    To teach young people about these subjects, 4-H fosters an innovative “learn by doing” approach with proven results.
    The caring support of adult volunteers and mentors inspires young people in 4-H to work collaboratively, take the lead on their own projects and set and achieve goals with confidence. 4-H’ers chart their own course, explore important issues and define their place in the world.
    These pivotal experiences build a foundation of leadership and skills for success in their future careers.
    With nationwide totals of 540,000 volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni, the 4-H movement supports young people from elementary school through high school with programs designed to shape future leaders and innovators.
    The Maine 4-H program is conducted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
    For information about joining a local 4-H club or attending June Jamboree, call 800-287-1469 or 532-6548.