AMES, Iowa – Sixteen Iowa teens are beginning their terms as members of the Iowa 4-H Technology Team. They were recognized during the 4-H Youth Conference June 30.
“Technology is so embedded in our lives today that we often don’t take time to think about the impact of technology and how to best manage the usage to get the most benefits,” said Jay Staker, director of Iowa State University Extension Science, Engineering and Technology (E-SET). “The tech team’s focus is on technology in the context of leadership, citizenship and healthy living, all the while expanding skills and knowledge.”
As part of the 4-H Technology Team, students learn new technology and leadership skills, meet others with similar interests, expand skills and have access to the latest technology tools. The team takes pictures and prepares a presentation at the Iowa 4-H Conference.
Technology Team members have the opportunity to hone skills in graphic design, video, animation, editing, drawing/art, audio, computer programming and more.
“The 4-H Technology Team provides Iowa youth an opportunity to serve in leadership roles with a technology focus,” Staker said. “The team works to understand new technologies and then brainstorms how they can impact their fellow 4-H’ers.”
The 2011-2012 4-H Technology Team
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. In Iowa, the 4-H program is a part of ISU Extension and Outreach and headquartered on the Iowa State University campus in Ames. For more information about 4-H or how to get involved, contact any ISU Extension county office.