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4-H Military Partnerships

4-H Military Partnerships

FSHS Extn.
Kansas State University
1324 Lovers Lane
343 Justin Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-5505 (fax)

DoD-USDA Partnership

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have successfully engaged in collaborations that support military children and youth experiencing the deployment of a parent or loved one. The goal of the project is to create environments and offer experiences to military children and youth to promote their growth and development, and help them cope with the stresses of deployment and reintegration.

Land Grant Universities have accomplished this goal by providing a variety of camping opportunities to military-connected youth in their states. Camping experiences are recognized as valuable in helping children and youth develop life skills and mature socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. See the 2014 Corporate Report below. Youth and Family Camp opportunities are listed below.

Local/Regional Support Networks have been established in several states to build and develop networks of local community organizations, agencies, businesses, etc., to deliver connections and support for youth from military families where they live.  


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2015 DoD-USDA Partnership: Child and Youth Reintegration Camps

2015 DoD Camp Video Report


2014 DoD-USDA Partnership: Child and  Youth Reintegration Support Camps Corporate Report

2014 DoD Deployment Support Camp Video Report


2013 OSD/OMK Camp Corporate Report

2013 Local/Regional Support Networks Corporate Report

2013 Camp Report: Building Resiliency in Military Youth


2012 OSD/OMK Camp Corporate Report