WASHINGTON, D.C. – The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Program is one of 15 recipients of a $10,000 grant to improve the quality of 4-H afterschool programs in communities across America through the first 4-H Afterschool Salute to Educators Awards sponsored by the JCPenney Afterschool Fund.

Maine 4-H will use the grant to build the capacity of local 4-H programs in Oxford, Washington, Kennebec and York counties.

In Oxford County the grant will support sites in SADs 17, 39 and 44. The funds will provide educational resources and curriculum to the sites in Oxford County. Check out 4hafterschool.org for more information about 4-H Afterschool.

4-H is a community of young people across America who learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. Log onto 4husa.org for more information about 4-H. For more information about the JCPenney Afterschool Fund, visit www.jcpenneyafterschool.org.

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