January Youth Programs

Mary Wilkins
Youth Outreach Coordinator
ISU Extension and Outreach – Story County
December 14, 2020
January Youth Programs
Story County Extension and Outreach has programs scheduled for youth from preschool to students in their teens.  Programs focus on STEM, health, family, and more!  January programs include:

  • A brand new virtual 4-H Maker Club is starting January 4 for any youth in grades 4-12.  The club membership program fee of $30 for the current 4-H program year.  Participants will meet the first Monday of the month from 6-7:30 pm.  Registration is due by January 4. 
  • On Their Own & Okay will be offered virtually for any youth in grades 4-6 to explore ways they may begin to stay home on their own safely for a short time.  The program series will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 pm January 5, 12, 19, and 26.  The program fee is $25 per family due by December 28. 
  • A winter themed virtual preschool program is scheduled from 10 – 10:30 am on January 11 for preschoolers with their adult.  There is no program fee, but registration required.
  • Small Talk is a virtual zoom series for parents with a child, newborn through 30 months.  The 10-week series shares the importance of talk with an infant or toddler and offers ways to do this naturally in daily routines.  Results of interactions will be shared along with life-long benefits.  The program is free and will be held Tuesdays January 19 through March 23.  Parents may participate from 1-1:30 pm or 8-8:30 pm.  Registration is required by January 13.
  • Camp in a Box Bits and Bots will be available for families with youth in grades K-2. Participants will explore coding basics through activities.  Registration is due with $25 per family box by January 4.  Boxes will be available for distribution on January 15. 
  • Weekly STEM packets are available for pick-up from several local library partners starting January 6.  Participants can now also zoom with staff on Wednesdays beginning January 13 at 2:30 pm or 5:00 pm to explore the activity together.  Visit https://www.facebook.com/ISUExtStoryand see the STEM in Your Day event.
  • Teenagers can zoom in on January 18 for one or more topics of interest.  There is no program fee, but registration required.  Topics include:
  • 9-10 am Explore Career Pathways – explore interests and ways to get experience now
  • 11 am – Noon Explore Money – explore the value of money and choices
  • 2-3 pm Babysitting – complete the self-paced learning ahead of time, then participate to further prepare for babysitting.
  • Custodial grandparents with grandchildren in grades 3-6 can sign-up for a free InterACT workshop that offers support and resources through virtual meets and self-paced sessions.  Registration is due by January 15.  The workshop will begin February 8. 

For questions or to register for a program, contactStory County Extension and Outreach at 515-382-6551, xstory@iastate.eduor visit www.extension.iastate.edu/story  Story County Extension and Outreach serves to provide research-based information shared through publications and programs related to Human Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development, and 4-H Youth Development. 

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