Virginia 4-H today focuses on three main program areas: Citizenship, Healthy Living, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).  Each installation's curriculum kit allows projects to be identified that match with the branch's focus areas and interest of youth.  Resources are added annually to each kit.  

Citizenship programming includes leadership and personal development, community action, and communication and expressive arts.  Through Citizenship programs 4-H youth develop skills to become confident, well-informed and contributing citizens.  See citizenship curricula below:

Bully Prevention Library

  • A Guide to Bully Prevention Programs - National 4-H Curriculum
  • Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming & Fair Environments - Michigan State University
  • Take A Stand - Texas A & M

Choose & Tell Cards -Ohio 4-H

Exploring 4-H Cloverbud Activity- National 4-H Curriculum

Exploring the Treasures of 4-H - National 4-H Curriculum


  • Digital Photography - National 4-H Curriculum
  • Focus on Photography - National 4-H Curriculum

Play the Role (Theater Arts) - National 4-H Curriculum

Reading Makes Cents - National 4-H Curriculum

Service Learning - Virginia 4-H

Theater Arts - Revised 2013 - National 4-H Curriculum

Welcome to 4-H - National 4-H Curriculum

Healthy Living includes encouraging healthy eating habits, physical fitness, and the ability to balance emotional and social health.  The core areas of healthy living are nutrition, fitness, social-emotional health, prevention of injuries and prevention of tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use.  See healthy living curricula below:

4-H Cooking - (Set of 5)  - University of Illinois 

Bicycling for Fun (Units 1 & 2)- National 4-H Curriculum

Dashboard Dining - Ohio 4-H

Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness - Cornell University

Food, Culture and Reading - National 4-H Curriculum

Health Rocks! (Units 1 & 2) - National 4-H Curriculum

Keeping Fit & Healthy - National 4-H Curriculum

  • First Aid in Action
  • Staying Healthy
  • Keeping Fit

My Financial Future- National 4-H Curriculum

Physical Activity 4-H Kit - 4-H Brand: 1 basket ball,  1 football, 1 soccer ball and 2 flying discs

Steps to a Healthy Teen - National 4-H Curriculum

Teen Cuisine - Virginia Families Nutrition Program

What's on Your Plate, Exploring Food Science (Units 1 - 4) - National 4-H Curriculum

Science explores topics such as aerospace, climate change, water quality and usage, alternative energy, robotics, filmmaking, and sustainable agriculture.  See science curricula below:

4-H Filmmaking - National 4-H Curriculum

All About Pets Cloverbud Activity - National 4-H Curriculum

All About Insects Cloverbud Activity - National 4-H Curriculum

Afterschool Agriculture - Acres of Adventure - National 4-H Curriculum

Create Your Own Marshmallow Rocket Cloverbud Activity - National 4-H                                                    Curriculum

Exploring Your Environment - National 4-H Curriculum

  • Earth's Capacity
  • Ecosystem Services
  • ​Facilitator Guide

4-H National Youth Science Day Kits

  • 2020 Mars Base Camp
  • 2019 Game Changers
  • 2018 Code Your World 
  • 2017 Incredible Wearables
  • 2016 Drone Discovery
  • 2015 Motion Commotion
  • 2014 Rockets to the Rescue
  • 2013 Maps & Apps
  • 2012 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge
  • 2011 Wired for Wind

Junior Master Gardener - Texas A & M

  • JMG Junior Level 1 Teacher Leader Guide
  • JMG Level 1 Handbook
  • Golden Ray Series - Literature in the Garden
  • Golden Ray Series - Literature in the Garden  Children's Book Set

Project Butterfly Wings - National 4-H Curriculum

Robotics (Units 1 - 3 and Youth Notebook) - National 4-H Curriculum

Robotics DVD - National 4-H Curriculum

Science Discovery  (Units 1 & 2) - National 4-H Curriculum

Steam Clothing - University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry - Ohio State University

The Power of the Wind - National 4-H Curriculum

There's No New Water - National 4-H Curriculum

​Resources Only for Child Youth Professionals

Experiential Learning Guide- University of  Minnesota

According to National 4-H Headquarters, "The three mission mandates - citizenship, healthy living, and science - all intertwine and can be integrated across project areas and activities.  The content development of the mission mandates is tied closely to the research and teaching of the land grant university system, and provides the educational foundation of 4-H." 

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.

Installation Curriculum Kit

Virginia 4-H Military Clubs