National 4-H and Google recently announced a partnership to extend computer science education to youth across the nation. With Utah as the lead state, ten states sent youth and adult representatives to Thanksgiving Point to receive training and resources for their respective states. As a member of the CSforAll Consortium, Utah State University Extension will continue to work with other organizations to extend computer science education to all Utah students.
With Provo City School District as partner on a three-year STEM Action Center Computing Partnership Grant, Utah County Extension will facilitate the formation of CS First clubs across the district and assist in teaching K-2 ScratchJr.
To support computer science education in your community, consider celebrating Computer Science Education Week during the first week of December with Hour of Code, Family Code Night, or MIT's Scratch. Mentors are needed to support students and educators in and out of schools. Register with 4-H, Code.org, or STEM MX to volunteer.