Our 4-H S.T.E.A.M. Youth Development programs provide education that create youth pathways to success in the areas of individual & group projects; local & county fairs; state & national trips; science fairs; and a variety of day, week, weekend, & resident camps. These program areas are all aligned with the 4-H mission mandates; citizenship, healthy living, and science. These program areas compliment the 4-H focus areas of head, heart, hands, and health to provide youth diverse opportunities for development of their social, citizenship, leadership, and critical thinking skills through the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math.
Creating Youth Pathways to Success
The Seed to Bloom Ag-STEM Institute provides rising 6th-8th grade students engaging hands-on opportunities to experience major areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses and their interconnectivity to agriculture. Camp activities promote positive youth development and courses are in alignment with the nationally recognized 4-H Youth Development Program. Participants build leadership skills and participate in civic engagement and mentoring activities that aim to prepare students to make a positive difference in their communities.
Research & Extension Apprentice Program (REAP) is a two-week, academic, and residential camp for rising 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders. During the camp, students will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and their interconnectivity to Agriculture. This free two-week academic and residential camp is for rising 9th-12th graders.
Students will also participate in youth professional development courses in alignment with nationally recognized 4-H programs.
Central State University Extension’s Discovery Day Camp is an engaging youth summer program for rising 3rd-5thgrade students. Each day will focus on a different theme and explore science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEM) through experiential learning. Students will be enrolled on a first-come, first served basis once all application material is received.
Application deadline: June 1, 2019
Call (937) 376-6652 for more information, or visit the Central State Summer Camps page.
Central State University Extension’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics (STEAM) Youth Afterschool and In school Programs have been created to reach out and work with Ohio’s youth in many cities and rural areas. These programs provide opportunities for youth to develop skills they can use both now and throughout their lifetime. It builds upon a century of 4-H experience as it fosters positive youth development that is based on the needs and strengths of youth, their families, and communities.
The 4-H STEAM Youth Afterschool & In School Program members will learn valuable lessons is leadership, communication, and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in STEAM and a variety of other topics. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects – anything from animals or computer to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and more! This program will create a fun learning environment is a variety of ways.
Young people can participate in such programs through community organizations, churches, clubs, camps, in school and after school activities, and summer programs.