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The 4-H STEM Ambassador Program

The 4-H STEM Ambassador program was launched this summer by the Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H STEM Ambassadors are college students who are interested in facilitating hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities with youth ages 8-14.  With the help of the 4-H STEM Ambassadors, participants become more familiar and comfortable with science concepts as well as improve their skills and abilities.

4-H STEM Ambassadors are trained in a variety of topics prior to working with young people. Training includes learning about the 4-H program, techniques for presenting activities to large groups, group management, keeping youth safe, and facilitating inquiry-based STEM activities. Two of the ambassadors are UMass Amherst students studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. A third ambassador is a 4-H alum studying Agricultural Business at the State University of New York at Cobeskill. Their enthusiasm for science was contagious with the approximately 100 program participants located in Leominster and Worcester.

Youth Development and 4-H