UMass 4-H STEM Ambassadors are college students who are rising juniors or seniors or are graduate students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. STEM Ambassadors are trained by 4-H Extension staff to facilitate and teach hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) activities with youth ages 6-10. In 2022, the lessons are focused on Space.
4-H STEM Ambassadors work out of offices located in Auburn, Springfield and Newton, Massachusetts. Those selected to be 4-H STEM Ambassadors complete required training including background about the 4-H Youth Development Program, working with children, and teaching specific lessons that will be taught throughout the summer. Successful candidates will also undergo a CORI background check.
This opportunity is open to UMass Amherst and UMass Amherst Mt. Ida students. Funding for this program comes from the UMass Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Applications due April 29, 2022.