University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program
University of California
University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

4-H Military Chartered Club Program

The Military 4-H Club program is a partnership of National 4-H Headquarters; U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Air Force Family Member Programs (FMP) to establish 4-H Clubs on ACTIVE Air Force installations (sites).

As a result of 4-H partnering with the Air Force, 4-H clubs have become an integral programming component for Air Force school-age youth programs. 

4-H clubs offer opportunities for military youth to explore new interests and gain skills in leadership, decision making, technology, science, environmental stewardship, and community service.  In addition to learning-by-doing in their club, military youth have an opportunity to participate with other 4-H youth in county and state programs.


"I think my favorite project we did last year was the microwave cooking project.  I am still making the fudge, and I get to make the egg recipe for my family sometimes.  They really like it.  It kinda makes me feel more independent. Since I did the photography project I am the one who takes all the pictures in the family now, but that’s okay with me. It’s nice that my best friends are in the projects with me.  It makes it fun for me. I liked being secretary because it made me feel important. I love being in 4-H because I’m learning something new all the time." - Alexis, military youth

"We are trying to get kids outside and active. We want the children to not only have fun, but learn while doing so." - Carola Murdock, youth center program assistant

4-H Military Club Requirements

California has 4 county offices with one or more active bases (sites).

4-H military clubs:

  • are chartered through USDA
  • enroll youth as 4-H members
  • train military staff and volunteer club leaders
  • are integrated into the 4-H program in the county

The Air Force FMP Club must offer projects in STEM, Healthy Living and Civic Engagement. Each project must have a minimum of 6 hours per project.

Current 4-H Military Clubs and UCCE County Contacts

County/Name of Installation

4-H Youth Development Staff Contact Information

Kern County
-Edwards AFB

Sue McKinny, Community Education Specialist

(661) 868-6216

Santa Barbara County
-Vandenberg AFB

Andrea Borunda, Community Education Specialist (805) 893-3410

Solano County
-Travis AFB

Valerie Williams, Community Education Specialist


Gloria Gonzalez, Community Education Specialist (707) 389-0723

Yuba County
-Beale AFB

Jeanne Christenson, Community Education Specialist (530) 723-4801


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