4H Tech Wizards, McLean County

We are a mentoring program for youth ages 8-17. We aim to serve youth typically under-represented in the fields of Science, Engineering, and Technology. Involving youth in mentorship, significantly reduces absenteeism and recurring behavior issues in school, substance abuse and criminal activity – all significant indicators of future dropouts. Tech Wizards meets Mondays and Thursdays at the UNITY Community Center Afterschool Program, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school at Cedar Ridge Elementary. Each night, youth explore future career and educational opportunities in Robotics, Film-Making, and Aeronautics, Programming, Photography, Electricity, GPS, and more!

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Reid
Last Name: 
Young
Title: 
Program Coordinator
Location: 
402 N Hershey
Bloomington, IL 61704
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2010
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Girls served annually: 
40
Boys served annually: 
80
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Location: 
78 Washington Avenue
United States
Slug: 
4h-tech-wizards-mclean-county
Needed Resources/Activities
boys interested in STEM
computer technology support
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
internships
mentoring
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
Available Resources/Activities
boys interested in STEM
computer access
computer technology support
girls interested in STEM
job shadowing
mentoring
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
elementary
high school
low income
middle/junior
single parents
unemployed
urban
Collaboration Interests
curriculum development
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
sponsorship
working with higher education
working with informal organizations
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations