Google commits $5M to 4-H for computer science education

Google announced a new $5 million grant to the National 4-H Council to help expand computer science skills to six million 4-H’ers across the country, including students in SC.

In South Carolina, more than 65,000 students are enrolled in 4-H. During the pandemic, they were able to assemble CS activity kits that students could do from home or remote. Sixty percent of youth who received kits were from rural communities.  This new funding will increase the reach of the Computer Science (CS) Career Pathways program for students from rural and under-resourced communities, providing more access to CS education opportunities.

In the coming months, we look forward to 4-H hosting a “coding camp” in SC to help students, educators, and elected officials understand how CS education can impact your communities. 

This news is part of Google’s commitment to expand access to computer science education to 11 million students nationwide with a $20 million commitment to nonprofits and builds on the more than $240 million Google has provided for CS education efforts over the last two decades. 


For more information, please see this blog post written by our CEO, Sundar Pichai. Also check out these stories:

·     Fox Carolina

·     Clemson News

·     South Carolina Public Radio