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The 4-H Cloverbud Robotics Curriculum with Dash program serves as a gateway to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for children in grades K-2 or ages 5 to 7 through building and programming robots. Children participating in this program will work together as a team to acquire life skills, learn to use a tablet to control a robot, and safely investigate and draw conclusions...Read more

The 4-H Cloverbud Robotics Curriculum with WeDo program serves as a gateway to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for children in grades K-2 or ages 5 to 7 through building and programming LEGO models. Children participating in this program will learn that a program is a sequence of instructions for the robot to follow, understand that robots are moving parts and need...Read more

The Junior Robotics with NXT-G program serves as a gateway to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for children ages 8 to 13 through building and programming LEGO models. Children participating in this program will build a REM robot, program a NXT robot, use advanced programming commands, make use of sensors in programming, and solve age appropriate research problems. To learn...Read more

The Keys to Community program is for young people ages 14 to 18 to help them understand how their county government operates, what their county government is trying to accomplish, how the actions of government affects their everyday life, and their personal responsibility to local government. Participants will develop an understanding of county government services, roles of county...Read more

Mississippi Bricks to Clicks will assist businesses and markets with the adaption and effective use of social media, websites, blogs, and e-commerce tools to promote community and economic development. This program is designed for businesses, agribusinesses, farmers markets, specialty crop producers, economic development organizations, local governments, chambers of commerce, and main street...Read more

MyPI is a comprehensive youth preparedness program designed for teens that includes Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team); an Add-On catalog that features technology tracks, career tracks, and CPR/AED certification; and a leadership and community service project. For more information contact Dr. Ryan Akers, Assistant Extension Professor at: cra20@...Read more

Ready in the Middle is a youth preparedness initiative designed specifically for youth ages 11 to 12 and their families in Mississippi. Participants will learn how to identify potential hazards; about hazard and risk mitigation; about individual, family, and community preparedness; about home safety audits; and about home hazard hunts. For more information contact Dr...Read more

The Pillowcase Project, developed by the American Red Cross and sponsored by Disney, will teach students in grades 3 to 5 about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Participants will learn basic knowledge of hazards and the ability to identify the best way to stay safe during emergencies, what to do in home fire emergencies, how to create an emergency...Read more