CSU Extension 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Program
Agency: Colorado State University Extension
Areas Served: 17 counties across Colorado - Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Denver, El Paso, Garfield, Jefferson, La Plata, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo, Weld
Program Description: The CSU Extension 4-H STEM AmeriCorps Program provides 31 part-time AmeriCorps members to serve in seventeen counties across Colorado. Members provide STEM programming during out-of-school time to underserved and at-risk youth (8-18 years old). Members are based out of local Extension offices to serve youth through partner agencies (schools, community centers, libraries, etc.). Our goals is that youth in our programs complete at least six contact hours in STEM content and that their attitudes toward school improve as a result. Through our programming, we encourage youth to develop 21st century skills, graduate from high school, and consider STEM fields in academic and career choices.
During the 2015-16 program year:
• 1,496 youth participated in at least one STEM program
• 816 youth completed six or more contact hours in STEM content
• 136 volunteers generated to supported programming