4-H youth teach free tech and computer skills


Local teens are meeting weekly to teach a variety of technical and computer skills to adults in Cathlamet and Naselle. Lydia and Ruth Blalock, Grace Hunt, and Micah Johnson are Wahkiakum 4-H members who are part of a national 4-H program called 4-H Tech Changemakers.

4-H Tech Changemakers are 4-H members who deliver a variety of technical workshops in rural communities across the U.S., on topics like internet safety, video conferencing, and password security. At each workshop, youth teach short lessons and offer one-on-one support for questions with phones, tablets or computers.

There is still time to participate in Cathlamet sessions, and sessions in Naselle begin in March. Cathlamet sessions are at the River Street Meeting Room at 25 River Street. The Naselle sessions are at the Naselle Timberland Library, at 4 Parpala Road.

Future Cathlamet sessions include:

Saturday, March 12, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Internet Behavior; Saturday, March 26, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Email Basics; Saturday, April 2, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Video Conferencing.

Future Naselle sessions include:

Thursday, March 17, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Email basics; Thursday, March 24, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Setting and Maintaining Strong passwords; Thursday, March 31, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Internet Behavior; Thursday, April 7, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Searching for Digital Information; Thursday, April 14, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Video Conferencing. All workshops are free of charge to participate.

For more information, call Carrie Backman at the WSU Wahkiakum County Extension office, 360-795-3278. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event. Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodation need to contact Carrie Backman at carrie.backman@wsu.edu, 360-795-3278, at least two weeks prior to the event.


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