4-H Youth Experiences in Science
Youth Experiences in Science
The 4-H Youth Experiences in Science Project (YES) brings the resources of the 4-H Youth Development Program and the Sacramento START and Folsom Cordova STARS Academy after school programs together to strengthen science education for young elementary school-aged children living in Sacramento's most economically challenged communities. The program is currently active at 8 after school sites throughout Sacramento County.
The 4-H YES curriculum is designed to foster inquiry and engage children ages 5 to 8 in the process of exploration. Young children are introduced to the formal scientific process by performing a variety of scientific tasks including observing, organizing, comparing, and communicating. A cross-age teaching model engages teenage volunteers as teachers.
After attending a 10-hour training session (and equipped with the YES curriculum and adult support), the teens work in teams to prepare and deliver the weekly science activities.
We have volunteer openings for both teens and adults. Please see the full job descriptions listed below: