Computer Science education develops problem-solving and computational thinking skills and ignites creative thinking while providing an understanding of the technology that touches every part of our lives.
Developing 21st Century Skills
Employers need skilled technology workers. Informal learning, provided by 4-H, is an educational mechanism contributing to improving STEM literacy and stimulating youth to explore STEM fields.
71,241 young people in Alabama 4-H
CS Pathways goal: Increasing diversity & underrepresented groups by engaging girls, minority youth, military youth, and rural youth
41 Hispanic Youth
57 Military Youth
43% Minority Youth
57% Female Youth
65% Rural Youth
Summer Day Camps – 269 youth with 1–2 hours of CS experience
4-H Clubs – 77 youth with 2–4 hours of CS experience
Military Partnerships – 57 youth with more than 6 hours of engagement in after school and day camp programs
Overnight STEM Camp – 42 youth in programs led by 23 teen leaders
CS School Enrichment – 396 youth in 6th–12th grades
CS Afterschool Programs – 200 youth in underserved communities
4-H Day at Mcwane Classroom Sessions – 26 youth, 11 adults & 3 teen leaders
The Bottom Line
The CS Pathway program allowed youth to engage their head in coding experiences, their heart in positivity and mindfulness, and their hands in unplugged computer science outdoors which provided a 4-H experience that contributes to improved health.
Visit www.alabama4h.com for more information.
Revised May 2022, State Impact: Computer Science Pathways Program, 4HYD-2406