Cheshire County 4-H Pathway Opportunities

Students interact with adult observing hay in the winter snow

New Hampshire 4-H offers program pathways as a way to create sequential learning experiences that sparks interest, builds mastery of skill, and grows true leaders. Each county specializes their pathways for the needs of their youth and families, while aligning with the National 4-H Mission Mandates (Healthy Living, Citizenship, and Science).

In an effort to build capacity through their pathway experiences, Cheshire County 4-H offers multiple opportunities and delivery options for youth and their families to engage. Whether you are new to 4-H or have been part of the 4-H world for a while, there is something for everyone! From hour-long educational experiences to multi-day workshops, youth can choose how much they want to be involved.  Contact the Cheshire County 4-H program staff for more information at 603-352-4550. 

Animal Science

4-H participants have the opportunity to learn about creating a quality living environment for variety of animal species. The 4-H Animal Science pathway is designed to support learning for youth and families from all types of communities as learning experiences include but are not limited to small companion animals,livestock and dairy, working steer, as well as veternary science. (You don't need to have a farm!)


The 4-H STEM/Maker Pathway is for inspiring joy and confidence in making things.  Participants are encouraged to create, design, make, assemble, fix, stitch, build, sketch, tinker and solve problems all in an effort to make something that they can take pride in.  This pathway can help develop life skills, build confidence, teach STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) skills and inspire a “Can Do” attitude.


4-H participants have the opportunity to learn the importance of being engaged, well informed citizens. By connection 4-Her's with their community and leaders, they have the opportunity to understand their civic role within their community.  Cheshire County has two leadership groups: Youth Leadership Team (YLT), 4-H Youth as Advocates (YAA)

Healthy Living

4-H participants have the opportunity learn about healthy living through a variety of dynamic, hands-on educational experiences.  The 4-H Healthy Living Pathway is designed to support learning for youth and volunteers with activities and resources promoting physical, social, and emotional well-being.


Andrea Sawyer
4-H Animal Science Specialist, Emeritus
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824