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Year Published: 2016
4-H Tech Wizards is an evidence-based afterschool mentoring program that trains youth on various technologies within a bilingual, bicultural learning environment. In this selection of evaluation data from the 2012-2013 school year, participants demonstrated gains along three major categories of youth outcomes—interest in STEM, capacity to engage in STEM, and finding value in STEM.
Program Name: 4-H Tech Wizards
Program Description: 4-H Tech Wizards is an evidence-based afterschool mentoring program that trains youth on various technologies within a bilingual, bicultural learning environment. The program is implemented through the 4-H National Mentoring Program, a partnership between the National 4-H Council and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Originating in Oregon, the program has been taken to scale nationwide.
Scope of the Evaluation: National
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: 26 states
Community Type: Rural, Urban, Suburban
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: Open to all, but focus is on Hispanic and other under-served, high-need youth. Demographics vary based on the local community.
Program Website: https://4-h.org/parents/stem-agriculture/tech-wizards