MONROE CO., N.Y. — Monroe County 4-H is forming a special-interest club for young coders, ages 8 – 12. Youth will learn the basics of coding, create their own games, and build upon their skills in this six-session series of virtual workshops with New York State 4-H computer specialist Kat Leo.
The New York State 4-H program has offered single-session workshops in the past called “Hour of Code” and “Code Your World,” with the intention of introducing youth to technology as part of the 4-H STEM initiative. The Young Coders Club is a short-term program where each session will build upon the last, so attendance at each session is highly recommended.
Meetings will take place via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month from February through April. The deadline to register is Friday, January 29. The club is free for 4-H members. Nonmembers may enroll in 4-H at the time of registration. Enrollment fee is $20/youth, $50/family maximum. Fee waivers will be considered upon request. Zoom meeting information will be emailed to participants prior to the meeting each week.
The Monroe County 4-H Program is offered through Cornell Cooperative Extension to the youth of Monroe County. 4-H is a worldwide youth development program open to all youth ages 5 – 19, who want to have fun, learn new skills, and explore the world. In return, youth who participate in 4-H find a supportive environment and opportunities for hands-on or “experiential” learning about things that interest them. Learn more at http://monroe.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County