The participants hailed from towns across Southern and Central Maine
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins today met with 21 Mainers who are involved in 4-H programs across Southern and Central Maine and are visiting Washington, D.C., as part of their Citizenship Washington Focus, a week-long 4-H citizenship program for youth ages 14 to 19.
“I was delighted to meet with such an outstanding group of young people,” Senator Collins said. “It is evident that 4-H is helping them cultivate their natural leadership skills by instilling teamwork, citizenship, and the benefits of community service.”
Since its creation in 1914, the Maine 4-H program has provided participants with opportunities to strengthen their leadership and citizenship skills, while teaching the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
Some of the cities and towns the participants were from included Portland, Belfast, Waldo, Windham, Windsor, Buxton, Gorham, Limington, and Arundel.