Serving the Needs of Military
NIFA has developed partnerships with the Army, Navy, and Air Force to support youth and family programs on military installations around the world.
In addition to making wise use of public
resources, these collaborations promote mission
readiness for military personnel. With the
support of 4-H extension professionals, military
staff members provide strong educational
programs for children so that military men
and women can pursue their critical, high
- risk assignments knowing that their children
are in safe and nurturing environments.
4-H clubs provide quality educational experiences
using research-based curricula in photography,
computer technology, arts, and citizenship
for military youth ages 5 to 19. The goal
is for military youth to join a 4-H club
and to be able to continue their 4-H work
wherever they move when their parents are
Extension provides resources and programs
in a wide variety of subject areas that can
benefit military staff as they serve their
youth and families. Each s tate 4-H leader
has named a state 4-H military liaison to
coordinate extension and military partnerships
in the state. This person links local installations,
counties, NIFA, and the USDA/Army Youth
Development Project and provides guidance
and assistance in establishing 4-H clubs
and programs on military installations.
In addition to establishing 4-H Clubs on installations worldwide, 4–H is proud to be a national partner of the Operation: Military Kids program. This program develops community programs for military children whose parents deploy in support of the Global War on Terror. 4–H military liaisons in each state serve as project directors and work to bring state and community agencies together in support of these children.
For more information on the 4-H Military Partnerships, visit www.4-hmilitarypartnerships.org.
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