Empowering Coahoma County Youth through 4-H After School Programs


Coahoma County Extension Office is excited to announce the commencement of after-school programs aimed at enriching the educational experience of children in the community. These programs, facilitated by Mississippi State University Extension, offer a diverse range of activities, including Spike Robotics, Lego Engineering, and Dash Robotics. Let’s explore the exciting opportunities that await children aged 7 to 18 in Coahoma County.

  1. Spike Robotics for Ages 10-18: Building Future Innovators The Spike Robotics program provides an immersive experience in advanced software programming and robotics for youngsters aged 10 to 18. Participants will have the opportunity to construct robotic units while delving into the intricacies of cutting-edge software programming. This program aims to nurture a passion for technology and innovation in the youth, preparing them for a future driven by robotics and automation.
  2. Lego Engineering for Ages 8-10: Fun Projects with Educational Value Designed for children aged 8 to 10, the Lego Engineering program combines fun projects with valuable educational content. Participants will learn engineering concepts through engaging Lego constructions. This hands-on approach not only makes learning enjoyable but also instills fundamental engineering principles at an early age, laying a solid foundation for future STEM endeavors.
  3. Advanced Software Programming with Constructive Fun Projects An exciting opportunity awaits children of all ages to delve into the world of advanced software programming. Regardless of the chosen program, participants will engage in constructive and enjoyable projects that simultaneously enhance their programming skills. The focus is on hands-on learning, ensuring that children not only grasp theoretical concepts but also apply them in practical, creative ways.
  4. Dash Robotics for Ages 7-9: Basic Software Programming Made Fun The Dash Robotics program is tailored for younger participants, aged 7 to 9, offering an introduction to basic software programming through the use of the Dash robot. By combining education with entertainment, this program makes learning a dynamic and enjoyable experience. Children will develop foundational programming skills while interacting with the friendly Dash robot.
  5. Registration Details: Making a Positive Impact Interested parents and guardians can register their children for these after-school programs by contacting the Coahoma County Extension Office at 662-624-3070 or via email at mp854@msstate.edu. It’s an excellent opportunity for children to explore their interests, develop critical skills, and lay the groundwork for future academic and professional success.

The Coahoma County 4-H after-school programs, powered by Mississippi State University Extension, aim to empower and inspire the youth of the community. Children can embark on a journey of learning, creativity, and skill development through engaging activities like Spike Robotics, Lego Engineering, and Dash Robotics. These programs contribute to participants’ academic growth and foster a passion for innovation that will serve them well in the years to come. Enroll your child today and be a part of Coahoma County’s commitment to nurturing the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

Info picture and credit: Conhoma County Extension Office & Sierra Cage


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