4-H Pathway Program in Grafton County

Kids at Sheep Workshop

New Hampshire 4-H offers program pathways as a way to create multiple learning experiences that spark 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).

STEM: 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.

  • Cardboard Boat Regatta
  • 4-H National Science Day

Healthy Living: 4-H participants have the opportunity to 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.

  • 4-H Food Show & Grilled Cheese Team Cook-Off
  • Babysitter Training Course
  • Slow Cooker Meals Made Easy

Citizenship: 4-H participants have the opportunity to learn the importance of being engaged, well informed citizens. By connecting 4-Her's with their community and leaders, they have the oppertunity to understand their civic role within their community. 

  • Kids to Kids Blanket Project Workday
  • Youth Leadership Council
  • JOANN's In-Store Service Project
  • 2018 4-H Citizenship Day

Horticultural Science Pathway:  4-H participants have the opportunity to learn about plants, insects, landscape design, and soils through experiential projects.  These projects are designed to encourage exploration, utilize critical thinking skills and expose participants to career opportunities.  The 4-H Horticulture Science pathway is designed to support learning for youth and families from all types of communities (you don't need to have a farm).

  • Garden Party
  • Summer Gardening Program
  • Family Fall Festival

Animal Science Pathway:  4-H participants have the opportunity to learn about creating a quality living environment for a 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 veterinary science.  (You don't need to have a farm.) 

  • North Haverhill Fair
  • Animal Science Club Projects:
    • Beef Cattle
    • Dairy Cattle
    • Dog
    • Goat
    • Horse
    • Sheep
    • Working Steer
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