So, you think you might want to be a 4-H robotics volunteer but aren’t sure if you have the skills or education to do it? Relax — if you have a passion for helping youth realize their potential, know how to have fun, and recognize the importance of snacks — this volunteer job is for you!


If you are wondering what a typical robotics volunteer does, read ourGear Up to Volunteer publication which goes through a normal robotics calendar year.

Still interested in volunteering? Contact your local county Extension Agent! After you and your Extension Agent meet, you will need to complete the 4-H Volunteer Packet and Background Check. Other volunteer references include the 4-H Volunteer Quick Reference Guide.

Next, work with your Agent to complete the 4-H Robotics Year Round Training Guide and develop your robotics calendar. Use the materials located under Curriculum to organize your monthly meetings.

Youth, clubs, and advisory councils are also encouraged to complete record books.


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Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Youth Projects November 29, 2023

RAYMOND, Miss. -- The Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for 4-H Youth Development recently received a grant that will help close the digital divide in the state. The one-year, $53,000 grant from the National 4-H Council and Verizon will help implement the 4-H Tech Changemakers program. The program enlists 4-H members to teach digital skills that can provide more opportunities, including better jobs, to adults in their communities.

A group of 4-H’ers pose for a group photo at the Congressional Awards ceremony.
Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Leadership August 14, 2023

Fifty-seven Mississippi 4-H’ers received the highest honor given to youth civilians by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The Aug. 6 Congressional Award ceremony marks the 25th anniversary of the partnership between the Congressional Award Program and the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H Youth Development Program.

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Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math April 25, 2023

The Science Scholars camp invites all interested high school students to apply to the June 28-30 event at Mississippi State University.

Filed Under: 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Wildlife Youth Education June 4, 2021

4-H’ers can participate in an upcoming camp and have fun while learning about environmental sciences. The 4-H E.A.R.T.H. Camp, or Environmental Awareness through Recreation, Technology and Health, will be held Aug. 2-4 at Lake Tiak-O’Khata in Winston County.

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Filed Under: STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Agriculture May 21, 2021

As students toss their caps into the air at graduation, some may be wondering how to combine their love of video games with careers that offer financial independence and stability.

Fortunately, a wide range of careers in agriculture await those more inclined toward advanced technology than previous generations might have experienced.

Several times a year, Mississippi State University Extension associates visit high schools across the state to show students how their love for technology intersects with agriculture, the state’s largest economic driver.

Success Stories

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4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math
Volume 9 Number 3

Building bridges. Programming robots. Presenting research.

Hundreds of Mississippi 4-H’ers looked for new solutions and ways to improve at the 2023 4-H Junior STEAM Day.

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4-H, Leadership, Join 4-H Robotics Club
Volume 3 Number 1

Sisters use 4-H skills to produce film festival

“To successfully pull off something like that takes a lot of time and effort,” says Jan Walton, 4-H agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Grenada County, where both girls were members at the time. “They were so busy with school, 4-H, and their other extracurricular activities that their mom, Nanette, didn’t want to put that extra pressure on them. But she later warmed up to the idea, and here we are.”

Two young girls with red hair and matching pink shirts stand next to each other with a hand on the hip.
4-H, Leadership, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math
Volume 7 Number 1

4-H engineering program moves online

Eight-year-old twins Zadie and Kyra Baughtmann love to build with LEGO bricks, so, when they learned about the virtual 4-H summer camp available in June, they eagerly signed up.

A young boy wearing a NASA sweatshirt stands on a sidewalk holding a camera by his side.
4-H, Join 4-H, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er creates instructional video

4-H’ers learn by doing, pandemic or no pandemic. So, even though Aaron Lampley could not meet with the Winston County Photography Club, he could leverage technology to increase his own skills and share his expertise with other photo enthusiasts.

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4-H, Join 4-H, Leadership, STEM – Science Technology Engineering and Math, Coronavirus
Volume 6 Number 2

4-H’er uses tech to unite club, serve community

Not many teens—or adults, for that matter—know the ins and outs of Robert’s Rules of Order, but 17-year-old Chasity Moses is making a habit of knowing and doing things that set her apart.


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