Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service4-H Youth Development

4-H In the School Program

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 ACES Calendar of events will be published. The new 4-H year will begin on October 1.

Kids - The Question People

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  • 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

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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!

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.

Visit the State 4-H Website for more information on projects.

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Contact Us

Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd NW Ext
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
844-409-0562 (Toll Free)
Fax: 505-243-1545

Animals -- farm & ranch

Pets -- large & small

Plants, Gardening

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

Photography, Scrapbooking

Sewing, Quilting

Baking, Cake Decorating

Food & Nutrition

Food Presentation

Interior Design

Consumer Education


Child Development


4-H Clubs in Bernalillo County

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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.

Enrollment Deadlines

  • 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