National 4-H Council has announced it has received a USD 150,000 grant from the United States Air Force to expose more young people to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, the council said.
Through this partnership, communities in Colorado, Missouri, and Utah will receive free curriculum to implement 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD), which is 4-H´s signature STEM program that engages over 250,000 youth each year. This year´s 4-H NYSD challenge, Game Changers, focuses on teaching computer science skills through fun activities like games and creating animations about causes kids care passionately about.
The grant will also support the training of teen leaders who will facilitate the high-quality, fun, and engaging activities for 4-H youth. The teen leader experience will focus on career exploration and understanding real-world applications of STEM in the military like the technology of flight and cybersecurity.
4‑H, the nation´s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the US through experiences that develop critical life skills.