NIFA and Military Youth
NIFA partners with U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy personnel to support youth and family programs on military installations around the world. In addition to wise use
of public resources, these collaborations
promote mission readiness for the men and
women serving in U.S. military operations.
With the support of 4-H extension professionals,
military staff 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 5-19.
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 deployed. 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
state 4-H leader has named a state 4-H military
liaison to coordinate extension and military
partnerships in the state and serve as a
liaison for local installations, counties,
and NIFA. The liaisons also provide guidance
and assistance in establishing 4-H clubs
and programs on military installations.
See 4-H Military Partnerships Web site for more information.
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