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, Merrimack 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. Please contact the Merrimack County 4-H program staff for more information at 603-796-2151.
4-H Shooting Sports Pathway: 4-H Shooting Sports is a hands-on project, attractive to youth and adult audiences. The curriculum is designed to assist young people in personal development, establish a personal environmental ethic and explore life-long vocational and leisure activities. Participants will be able to enjoy many opportunities from the local level to national events.
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).