Saira* came to the United States from Mexico with her family when she was 11. Thrown into a brand new culture and language, she was at first very self-conscious and shy, and kept mostly to herself. That was, until she discovered her local 4-H Club. In the 4-H Youth Experiences in Science project, Saira began to present weekly science lessons, using snails, bubbles, and worms, to engage other youngsters in the afterschool program. “Now when I’m in school I’m not shy,” says Saira. “I can talk to anyone...Go in front of class and just talk. It’s good.” Saira recently graduated from high school, and expects to be the first in her family to graduate from college, majoring in Biochemistry.