Military Youth and Family Program

The 4-H Military Youth and Family Program offers engaging educational opportunities for geographically dispersed military youth and families. In addition to learning something new, these programs provide opportunities for military families to get together in an informal environment to explore 4-H, have fun, and build a web of social support. Most program themes relate to the 4-H Youth Development and Military Youth Program mission areas of Healthy Living and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

  • 4-H Healthy Living programs are designed to promote healthy eating, physical fitness and social and emotional well-being. Choosing to be healthy as a family can be fun, whether learning how to plan and make nutritious meals, or engaging in physical activities like hiking, swimming, canoeing, or yoga.
  • 4-H STEAM learning experiences provide opportunities to experience science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math through fun, hand-on activities and projects. What could be better than exploring and understanding the world of science and art by creating trebuchets to launch water balloons, building a SeaPerch to explore underwear robotics, designing your very own water bottle rockets, and creating some bubble art?

Through these experiences, military youth and families connect with one another and learn about even more 4-H opportunities offered in their local communities, across the country, and on military bases all over the world!