Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development - Metro
University of Illinois Extension
UNITY Community Center
632 Orlando Avenue
Normal, IL 61761
4-H Tech Wizards
We are a mentoring program for youth ages 8-17. We aim to serve youth typically under-represented in the fields of Science, Engineering, and Technology.
Involving youth in mentorship, significantly reduces absenteeism and recurring behavior issues in school, substance abuse and criminal activity—all significant indicators of future dropouts.
Tech Wizards meets Mondays and Thursdays at the UNITY Community Center Afterschool Program, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school at Cedar Ridge Elementary. Each night, youth explore future career and educational opportunities in Robotics, Film-Making, and Aeronautics, Programming, Photography, Electricity, GPS, and more!
INTERESTED IN MENTORING YOUTH? REGISTER FOR MENTOR TRAINING HERE
Check out these Tech Wizards at work:
Students complete their first robotics challenge: CowBot Rescue
Nano-CEMMS Visits 4-H Tech Wizards: Youth explored the world of nano technology and experienced the wonders of 3-D printing Click HERE to enjoy!
This materaial is based upon work supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Award Number 2011-MU-MU-026. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors(s) and do not neessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Justice.