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CSU Extension expands 4-H STEM program to Routt County

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado State University Extension has expanded its 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering and Math AmeriCorps program to Routt County. The Routt County 4-H AmeriCorps member will be planning and delivering 4-H STEM programming to underserved youths (ages 8 to 18) in out-of-school settings.

“Through 4-H STEM out-of-school time programming, the AmeriCorps program will provide economically disadvantaged young people with hands-on STEM experiences to improve their educational outcomes,” state program manager Melinda Macpherson was quoted as saying in a news release. “We anticipate that involvement in this program will increase the likelihood of high school graduation and prepare them for success in post-secondary education.”

Program funding comes from an AmeriCorps state grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service through Serve Colorado, the Governor’s Commission on Community Service. It is administered in partnership with the Colorado 4-H Youth Development Program, the Colorado 4-H Foundation and counties across Colorado.

Programs are being offered at after-school and summer programs, day camps, overnight camps and community partner events in 11 counties throughout Colorado, including Routt County.

Routt County 4-H is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member for the 2018-19 school year. This AmeriCorps member will work an average of 20 hours per week planning and delivering 4-H STEM programming in Routt County. 

Contact Tami Eggers at teggers@co.routt.co.us for more information. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1.

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