Military 4-H Club Program
The Military 4-H Club Program is a component of the Military Youth and Family Program at UNH Cooperative Extension. We have been granted funds to continue our efforts to help military youth and families connect with 4-H programming in New Hampshire. This nationwide initiative is a partnership between the military and Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development. The overarching goal of our work is to provide 4-H opportunities for support, fun, learning, and growth to children, teens, and families of our Armed Forces. While states with military installations often have 4-H clubs connected with those major concentrations of service families, this is not the case for our small state. The good news is that there are still many ways that New Hampshire’s geographically dispersed military kids and their families can get involved with existing 4-H related events and activities throughout the state.
Click HERE for more information about the Military 4-H Club Program, and why 4-H is so great for military families.
Find Out What’s Going on
in 4-H in Your Area
To find out more about 4-H news and activities in each of our state’s ten counties, use the links in the right sidebar of this page.
To learn more about 4-H in general, or what’s going on at the state level in New Hampshire, just go back to the main “4-H Youth and Family” page (http://extension.unh.edu/Youth-Family). There you can find detailed information about the 4-H organization, and news of statewide activities like 4-H Camps and NH Fairs.
For more information contact your knowledgeable 4-H Youth Development staff, via the contact info shown on each county’s page or on the Club listing spreadsheets. Ask about the most appropriate 4-H programs for your kids—the best matches aren’t always the closest ones!
Many 4-H Events are Open to Everyone!
You don’t have to be a 4-Her to check out 4-H programs! There are always many exciting and varied opportunities open to the general public, including military families, to find out what positive youth 4-H programming is all about. You can find everything about 4-H on the web link shown above, but here is just a sampling of selected events or information links that may be especially interesting to military families:
4-H Dog Project Page:
A New Web Page for 4-H Science!
Study Shows 4-H Youth Healthier than Peers:
4-H Resources for Parents: http://extension.unh.edu/Parents (Includes a great guide "Goal Setting for Youth")
4-H 101 for Military Families - What are those four “H’s” all about, anyway?
4-H is the youth educational program of UNH Cooperative Extension. The mission of 4-H is to help youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H emphasizes the importance of involving youth in the learning process. It is offered free of charge to youth ages 5-18. Youth from all cultural and economic backgrounds get involved in 4-H fun and learning. Click HERE for the full article.
4-H Military Partnership Website:
For further information, contact:
Military 4-H Club Program at Military.4-HClubProgram@unh.edu or leave a message at 603-862-0876.
Military 4-H Club Grant Programs are supported by 4-H National Headquarters/NIFA/USDA; Army Child, Youth and School Services; Air Force Airman and Family Services; Navy Child and Youth Programs; and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension 4-H Program through grant funding at Kansas State University.
The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
University of New Hampshire, U.S. Department of Agriculture and N.H. counties cooperating.