4-H and GOOGLE
Made possible by a $6 million grant from Google.org, 4‑H and Google are bringing computer science education to the 4‑H system with the goal of creating equitable access for kids and teens everywhere. Google’s support 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.
Bringing computer science to kids everywhere
This expansion builds upon Google’s prior investment of more than $2 million, which helped establish the 4‑H CS Pathway that has impacted 325,000 youth since 2017. This collaboration between National 4‑H Council and Grow with Google lays the groundwork for 4‑H to bring computer science education—and the opportunities for upward economic mobility it provides—to the 6 million kids it serves each year. The collaboration gives 4‑H educators the tools, resources and expertise they need to teach kids technical computer science skills like coding and essential skills for the future like computational thinking, teamwork, problem-solving and resilience.
This program is designed around the belief that having a background in computer science will be beneficial to all kids, regardless of whether they want to work on a farm, in an art studio, or an office.
Whether young people decide to take advantage of career opportunities in CS fields or put their talents to use in other disciplines, we believe the skills they learn along the way—problem solving, digital fluency, creativity—will provide a strong foundation for success.
4-H STEM Challenge
4‑H STEM Challenge inspires kids to take an interest in STEM through hands-on learning. 4‑H and Google have teamed up to help kids explore sending a mission to Mars with the Mars Base Camp activity.