June P. Mead, Ph.D, is the Association Team Leader for Children, Youth and Families for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and the State Project Director for three federally funded 4-H youth development afterschool programs serving high need, at-risk youth: National Mentoring Program/4-H Tech Wizards, operating in Broome, Erie, Franklin, Tompkins and Ulster counties and New York City; CITIZEN U, operating in Binghamton and Rochester; and New York 4-H Youth CAN (Community Action Network), operating in Albany and Buffalo. June is the coordinator for the Expanded Learning Network (ELN) of Broome and Tioga. June holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, with concentrations in program evaluation, educational psychology and research methodology. Her work has been supported by Cornell Cooperative Extension; Ford Foundation; New York State Department of Education; National 4-H Council; U. S. Department of Agriculture; U. S. Department of Education; and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. June is looking forward to becoming a Power of 3:00 Ambassador so that she can share new strategies/approaches for promoting, advocating and seeking sustainable funding with the member organizations/agencies comprising the Expanded Learning Network (ELN) of Broome and Tioga.