First Steps in a CS Program
CS Pathway Events Coming Soon!
Our Collaboration with Google
Establishing a CS Pathway for America's Youth
In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. We are America’s largest youth development organization— empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
4-H and Google are coming together for a first-of-kind collaboration to bring important skills for the future, like computer science, problem solving, communication and collaboration, to kids across the country by establishing a 4-H CS (CS) Career Pathway.
Through a Google.org grant, 4-H will bring CS learning activities to kids throughout the nation equipping the next generation with the foundational skills they need to lead, innovate and problem-solve in every discipline—from business to fashion to agriculture. Google shares this vision and believes that all youth should have the opportunity to be creators—not just consumers—of technology.
As 4-H works to Grow True Leaders, this program is critical for young people to be prepared for their future regardless of whether our kids find employment one day on a farm, in an art studio, or an office. We believe learning CS and adaptable skills like collaboration and problem-solving provides young people with the best possible opportunity to become leaders and innovators.