Virginia 4-H Military Clubs

As military families navigate the challenges surrounding deployment, reintegration and frequent relocations, the Virginia 4-H Military Partnership provides the consistency and connection of 4-H experiences in a safe and nurturing environment.  Knowing their children are in quality programs, service members can better focus on mission readiness. 

Virginia 4-H Military Clubs can be found on Air Force, Army, and Navy installations across the state. 

Youth of military families (Active Duty, Reserve, and Guard) have accessibility to 4-H programs in all counties and most cities. 

Goal of 4-H Military Partnership:

Military readiness through 4-H positive youth development for youth, families, and communities.

​​​​​​Virginia 4-H

  • Youth Participants:                  Ages 5-18
  • 4-H Program Locations:                  All counties, most cities, and 11    military installations with 14 sites
  • 4-H Program Areas:                           Civic Engagement                          Healthy Living                           STEM & Agriculture

To stay up to date on how to get involved in Virginia 4-H, visit your local 4-H program's webpage & follow them on social media.  Look at the Virginia 4-H Facebook and Instagram pages.

What Is 4-H?

  • ​​​​​4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization that grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. 
  • 4-H programs empowernearly 6 million youth across the U.S. to develop critical life skills.
  • As a program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and USDA, 4-H serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of . . .
    • 110 public universities
    • 3,000 local Extension offices
  • Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries.

The 4-H Moto:

"To Make the Best Better"

"During 4-H club meetings, youth demonstrate more confidence in their own ideas, opinions, and abilities." - Military Child Youth Professional

"As a result of the gardening project, youth had more interest in making their own foods instead of having processed foods from stores." - Military Child Youth Professional

"I learned how to be responsible for myself and my belongings without my parents around." Residential/Overnight Camper

"It was hard work, but it was worth it in the end." - Youth Participant of Incredible Wearables STEM Challenge

Explore this website to learn how the Virginia 4-H Military Partnership offers opportunities for military youth to thrive. 

​​​​​Did You Know?.

According to the Virginia Department of Education . . .

  • Virginia has the highest number of military school-aged children in the nation.​
  • More than 77,000 military-connected students reside and attend public schools across the state.

Military 4-H Partnerships are supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H Headquarters; U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services; U.S. Air Force Child and Youth Programs; U.S. Navy Child and Youth Programs; and Virginia Cooperative Extension 4-H Program (Virginia Tech and Virginia State University) through grant funding at Kansas State University.