STEM Results Profile of the Day - National 4-H Council
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 3, 2012
4-H STEM programs are data driven initiatives with a goal of filling the STEM workforce pipeline. 6 million 4-H youths across every county in America thrive through the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and applied math) experiences they receive. In fact, 4-H youth are two times more likely to get better grades in school and they are more likely to pursue a college degree or a career in science, engineering or technology. 56% percent of 4-H program participants want to pursue a job related to science.
The news is even better for young women, as 4-H programming has been shown to increase girls’ interest in science. Girl participants are two times more likely to participate in STEM programs, and they are nearly twice as likely to pursue future courses or a career in the sciences.
Check out 4-H's STEM Results Profile, where you can find the complete 4-H STEM Results PDF plus 4-H President and CEO, Don Floyd’s presentation at the October 2, 2012 STEM Results Town Hall!