Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service4-H Youth Development
The 2015 Bernalillo County Extension Program Plan 4-H provides an overview of the goals and outreach the office has achieved and plans to conduct for 2015. As the office gears up for the 2015-2016 school year, many of these goals will still be in place and a new calendar of events will be published. The new 4-H year will begin on October 1.
Kids. The Question People.
- Who can I hang out with?
- What's there to eat?
- Where am I allowed to go?
- When will it be my turn?
- Why do I have to be older?
- How am I supposed to learn new things?
- Can you show me how?
- Will this be fun?
- Does it cost much money?
- Can I help?
4-H. The Answer People.
These days, 4-H'ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world. With an expansive network reaching every corner of the U.S., 4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization. More than six million 4-H'ers in urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural farming communities stand out among their peers: they are building revolutionary opportunities and implementing community-wide change at an early age. Here in New Mexico, more than 70,000 youth participate in 4-H! Click here for more background on how 4-H works.
The Bernalillo County 4-H program supports the development of youth and their adult leaders/teachers by providing curricula on Science, Healthy Living, and Citizenship topics for youth ages 5-19 that can be delivered through:
All 4-H projects support three core topic areas covering more than 200 projects and curriculum kits.
Learn more about 4-H Projects and clubs...
Animals -- farm & ranch
Pets -- large & small
Geology, Forestry, Entomology
Environment, Wildlife, Fishing
Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Muzzleloading
Electricity, Engines, Welding
Robotics, Rocketry, Woodworking
Leadership,Citizenship, Public Speaking
Clowning, Theatre Arts
New Mexico Culture
Leathercraft, Braiding, Fibercraft
Calligraphy, Ceramics, Textile Art
4-H Clubs in Bernalillo County
There are approximately 15-20 clubs in our county each year, totaling approximately 350 traditional 4-H members. 4-H clubs vary in participation and project interests or focuses. Many are general 4-H clubs, which means the club and members participate in a variety of projects and activities. Other clubs are more focused on projects such as livestock, rodeo, or horse.
- To participate in the current 4-H program year youth must be enrolled by May 1
- Registration for next year's program will open on October 1
Check out our new 4-H Program brochure!