4-H Instructor Uses Hands on Lessons to Teach Life Skills
Utilizing the Igniting Your Spark grant, Holly, as a 4-H Program Assistant, works with the University of Idaho Extension faculty and staff to organize, schedule, and deliver important programming that aids in helping Idaho’s youth acquire knowledge, life skills, and attitudes that enhance their lives. The Igniting Your Spark Grant allows children to participate in hands-on programming that will empower them and provide them opportunities to grow, learn, and become more confident members of their communities. Holly regularly brings STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programming into the classroom through a fun robotics program that helps to teach youth problem-solving skills, fine motor skills, coding, and creativity. The Igniting Your Spark Grant also gives opportunity for Holly to bring in 4-H programming that allows for Idaho’s youth to learn important skills centered around healthy living through simple, hands-on cooking and nutrition lessons.