University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Clark County, announces the opening of its newest location in the A.D. Guy Knowledge Center, 817 N. Street on May 9. The newly refurbished Center will offer free and low-cost educational programs tailored to meet the needs of the neighboring housing authority residents and community members of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.
Programs will include 4-H youth development activities that use robots, rockets and drones to promote STEM education, creativity and innovation. Additional programs are designed to enhance school-readiness and pre-school literacy; prepare teens for the workforce; help families improve health, nutrition and fitness; and assist small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. Cooperative Extension already provides more than 100 programs through its 18 locations in other areas of the city, county and state.
Representatives from many of these partners, as well as other city, county and state officials, will be attending a Grand Opening Celebration at the Center on May 9 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., which is open to the public. There will be a brief presentation, ribbon-cutting and light refreshments.
A.D. Guy joined the Clark County District Attorney’s office in the 60s, becoming the first black man to practice law in the state. He went on to become the Chief Deputy District Attorney, and in 1975 became the state’s first black judge. Guy was passionate about Clark County communities and young people, and his legacy will continue to be served at the A.D. Guy Knowledge Center.