ORONO – University of Maine Cooperative Extension will provide professional development for after-school providers at seven locations across the state beginning in January 2015.

During the 10 hours of training, positive youth development concepts suitable for after-school programs and the interactive 4-H science curriculum will be highlighted. The agenda includes webinar overviews of the 4-H Afterschool Academy and 4-H science resources; an e-learning course for 4-H volunteers; and two in-person training sessions on the 4-H program model and the 4-H science curriculum.

Course fee is $60; CEU credits are available. Registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 19. To register and for academy locations, dates and times, visit umaine.edu/4h/youth/how-can-you-participate-in-4-h/afterschool/academy. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Jennifer Lobley, 207-255-3345800-287-1542 (in Maine), jennifer.lobley@maine.edu.

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