The National 4-H Council is partnering with Google in a $6 million grant to expand the Computer Science (CS) Career Pathway to 4-H youth with limited access to the technology. The partnership between 4-H, one of the largest youth development organizations in the nation, and Google builds on a previous $1.5 million grant in August 2017. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, announced the grant at a recent 4-H event in Prior, OK. 4-H members in rural populations and lower incomes will have access to “Google’s CS products, educational programs, and employee volunteers who have dedicated more than 1,000 hours to support 4-H youth,” when navigating the new technology. This partnership will reach more than one million youth over the span of three years, providing opportunities within various industries, including agriculture. “We are excited to build on our work with 4-H with an additional $6 million grant to support computer science education in 4-H chapters across the country,” Pichai said. “With this grant, we aim to help more young people develop their coding and leadership skills that will put them on a path for future success.”

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