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Alana Sheehan & Jada Gardis, Coosa County 4-H members

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

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