As the 4-H STEAM Coordinator, I plan, develop, implement, and evaluate 4-H STEAM programs. I write developmentally age-appropriate STEAM curriculum to prepare middle school youth for success in college and the workforce. Using STEAM topics, students will improve specialized skills and master soft skills needed to excel. Curriculum and programming may be extended to elementary and high school students when efficiently leverageable but engaging middle school students is my primary focus. I conduct needs assessments, gap analyses and asset mapping to best meet the needs of the community: by leveraging resources while creating new programming and curriculum to fill gaps.
My priority demographic focus is reaching youth ages 11-15, first-generation students, ethnic minorities, and limited-English proficient youth and families. I implement other aspects of the 4-H program including clubs, leader training, managing volunteers, camps, and school events. I recruit, screen, train, and supervise 4-H program volunteers and student interns. I facilitiate intra-agency and inter-agency cooperation and work with community partners to further STEAM youth development programs that are inclusive, available to all youth who with to participate, and are based on community needs. In addition, I assist in the organization of the residential 4-H Camps, and lead the STEAM programming implemented at day Camps. I am also responsible for obtaining grant funds to implement STEAM programs and other special projects, such as the county fair and other 4-H State events.