MORGANTOWN — West Virginia youths will get a chance to tap into the technological future as part of Google’s “4-H Computer Science Career Pathway” program. Last year Google awarded $1.5 million to 4-H programs in 22 states, including West Virginia, to help young people learn more about this exciting field.

WVU Extension Service is using the grant to host a first-ever 4-H Code Camp at WVU Jackson’s Mill on Feb. 23-25, to help area youths get a head start in learning these critical skills.

Middle school and high school students involved in West Virginia’s 4-H program will have an opportunity to learn technical skills, including computer programming, as well learn how to work as a team and solve problems. Over the course of the camp, students will work on fun, hands-on projects and learn how computer science is woven throughout topics such as cyber security, drones, computer animation and more.