Google and 4‑H Work Together to Provide the Opportunity to Learn Computer Science
West Virginia native, Decklan Thomas, doesn’t consider himself a programming whiz, but the opportunity to learn computer science through hands-on activities in 4‑H has expanded his perspective. Learning how to code helps kids develop the analytical, creative, and critical thinking necessary to be creators and problem-solvers in any field.
Google.org is granting $6 million to 4‑H, in a follow up to a $1.5 million grant in 2017. Over the next three years, the program will reach more than one million 4‑H youth across America – 60% who live in rural communities.
4‑H & Google Expand Access to Free Computer Science Education to One Million Youth Across the Country
National 4‑H Council announced a new $6 million collaboration with Google to bring computer science (CS) education to underserved youth across the country. The collaboration will expand the 4‑H Computer Science (CS) Career Pathway to reach more than one million youth over the next three years, with a focus on rural youth and populations that have traditionally had limited access to CS education.
4‑H News Highlights
Tennessee 4‑H alumnus and New York Jets linebacker Avery Williamson is feature in the December issue of Sports Illustrated Kids! Pick up a copy to read how he is using his passion for farming to pay it forward, and learn more about his 4‑H story in his Day in the Life video.
An interview with Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, a prominent 4‑H alum, and noted “Hardware Boss” of Facebook on his efforts in promoting STEM and the promising future of AR/VR, connectivity and entrepreneurship in education.
Jarrett Allen, a center for the Brooklyn Nets, is sharing his passion for technology and coding to students in 4‑H, a youth development and mentoring program. Sheinelle Jones reports for TODAY.
Fox 5 DC interviews California 4‑H leader Justin Lehnert, who taught the wilderness survival class that helped two young girls survive uninjured when lost for two days.
In the 2018 book “Land-Grant Universities for the Future: Higher Education for the Public Good,” Ohio State professor Stephen Gavazzi and West Virginia president E. Gordon Gee sought to clarify the 21st-century mission of America’s land-grant universities. Interviews with 27 land-grant presidents and chancellors generated a core set of themes related to the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing our nation’s first public universities, with special emphasis on the ways in which these institutions were meeting the needs of communities.
IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball fought to save his family’s avocado farm from destruction. Now he’s eager to rebuild—and spread the joys of eating his favorite food.
The Carrico sisters, who are 5 and 8 years old, knew something about wilderness survival thanks to their experiences in 4‑H. According to NPR, the sisters put their 4‑H "skills to use after getting lost during a walk in the woods Friday afternoon in pursuit of a deer trail."
For more than 100 years, 4‑H has been the nation’s leading youth organization to welcome young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving youth voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. These values are an inherent part of the 4‑H program since our founding when too often the perspectives and potential of young people were overlooked in improving their communities. As a result, a powerful program called 4‑H was created and has grown to empower nearly six million kids across the country today willing to take on societal issues such as addressing community health inequities, advancing innovations in technology, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.
The Web Marketing Association honored National 4‑H Council with a 2018 Web Award for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development.
To celebrate National Ag Day, Jennifer Sirangelo, National 4‑H Council President & CEO, joined Dr. Mae Jemison, engineer, physician and NASA astronaut and the first African American woman to travel in space, on CNBC’s Squawk Box, to bring to light the need to prepare the next generation for tomorrow’s global challenges by exposing young people to agri-science and STEM programs. This segment highlights the recent Bayer/4‑H survey findings being released, discusses the critical need to build a strong talent pipeline in agriculture, and highlights 4‑H and Bayer’s efforts to boost education and interest in agri-science.
STEM Magazine, an online monthly education magazine, designed for educators, students K-16 and parents, featured 4‑H STEM Lab in its July edition. With the support of HughesNet, STEM Lab is an online resource that provides fun, hands-on STEM activities for kids of all ages.
In this video clip, 4‑H’er Forrest Perkins explains Maine's Tech Changemaker project to help combat food insecurity on RFD-TV's national morning show, Market Day Report.
The American Marketing Association (AMA) and the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), named Artis Stevens, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, National 4‑H Council, as the recipient of the 2018 Nonprofit Marketer of the Year Award.
In its July 2017 cover story, Chronicle of Philanthropy shares how 4‑H's revamped brand helped boost support and alumni appeal.
This story highlights how 4‑H made such a life-changing impact in Aubrey's life and on where she is today.
National 4‑H Council is named in Fast Company's annual list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business! Earning the No. 46 spot for “raising new leaders,” Jennifer Sirangelo, Council president and CEO, represents 4‑H for its outstanding work to empower youth with the skills needed for life today and for careers tomorrow.
4‑H National Youth Science Day
Scientific American's Budding Scientist blog takes a closer look at 4‑H NYSD.
Google.org spokesperson Hannah Peter and Artis Stevens, the chief marketing officer at National 4‑H Council, discuss how their organizations are bringing technology to students.