4-H and Google Bringing Computer Science Education to Youth across the Country

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Daniel Sarver, Extension Specialist

Tennessee is one of 22 states that have teamed up with Google to bring computer sci- ence education to youth. (Alabama, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia). In Tennessee, this is currently a pilot program with plans of greater expansion in the future.

The collaboration between 4-H and Google lays the groundwork for 4-H to deliver computer science education across the organization. It establishes an official 4-H Computer Science Career Pathway, which helps kids progress from casual interest in CS, to dedicated studies and ultimately career experience. Utah State University Extension’s 4- H program is a key partner in co-creating the 4-H CS Career Pathway and developing tools for educators to implement the program.

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Contact Daniel Sarver, State 4-H STEM Specialist, for more information.