- Region of impact
- United States
- Total funding
- $8 million
- Funding began in
Bringing more computer science to America’s rural youth
What they do
Research shows students in the U.S., regardless of what type of community they live in, value computer science (CS) education and see it as important for their future careers, including 86% of rural and small-town students who say they are somewhat or very likely to have a job where they would need to know CS.
Blending positive youth development with hands-on, CS education, 4-H’ers develop both leadership and technical skills. As the country’s largest youth development organization serving more than 6 million young people with STEM, agriculture, civic engagement, and healthy living learning, 4-H aims to empower youth to develop life skills to become leaders in their lives, careers, and communities.
How we're helping
With continued support from Google.org, 4-H will provide meaningful computer science learning to 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.
Through our grant, 4-H will support their community educators with the skills, professional development, devices, and resources they need to deliver CS programming to youth in ways that fits their community’s needs, while fostering leadership, confidence and life skills. Googlers have also dedicated over two thousand volunteer hours to 4-H chapters around the country.