Virginia 4-H Military Clubs

Funded by 4-H Military Partnership Grant



Source: 2015 4-H Military Partnership Grant

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.

The Goals

  1. To support 4-H clubs by providing professional development training and technical assistance to military youth staff and volunteers and provide resources and connections to county, state, and national 4-H opportunities.
  2. To provide 4-H opportunities to military connected youth on installations and those that are geographically-dispersed.  Military staff on installations may serve as 4-H Club leaders.  4-H staff members do not serve as club leaders.

 4-H Military Partnership Grant

Purpose and Scope

The purpose of this grant is to provide support to state and county 4-H Extension programs and professionals working with military staff (Army, Air Force, Navy, National Guard, and Reserve) to establish 4-H Clubs and provide 4-H opportunities on military installations and increase 4-H participation by National Guard and Reserve and other geographically-dispersed military connected youth in communities where they live.

The Intent

The intent is to have youth from military families officially enrolled in chartered 4-H Clubs, ensuring them access to all 4-H programs, activities, and opportunities at the county, state, and national levels.