University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

4-H & Youth


  • 4-H Science
  • Military Kids Vermont
  • Teen and Leadership Programs
  • Youth Ag IDA
  • Youth Ag Project
  • Youth Farm Safety

Extension offers a plethora of opportunities for Vermont youths. Consider some of these programs for ways to get involved, meet new people and families, learn more about a particular topic or embrace an opportunity to better yourself:

4-H Science4-H Science

Currently, 4-H Science programs reach more than 5 million youth with hands-on learning experiences to ensure global competitiveness and prepare the next generation of science, engineering, and technology leaders.Start experimenting today!

Military Kids Vermont (MKVT)Military Kids Vermont

MKVT provides educational, recreational and support activities to children and youth of service men and women in Vermont - building community connections for kids, empowering teens to share their stories and helping them to educate the community about the realities of the deployment cycle. Join the fun!

Teen & Leadership Programs Teen and Leadership Programs

Vermont 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities which enable teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for success in the 21st century. Teens can participate in programs focused on LEADERSHIP, CITIZENSHIP and LIFESKILLS through exploring a variety of topics.Step into your future.

VT Youth Agriculture IDAYouth Ag IDA

Upon successful completion of the Youth Agriculture Individual Development Account Program, participants' savings will be matched at a rate of 2:1 (up to a total of $1,000 in match funding!), giving young farmers two program dollars for every dollar they save toward the purchase of a productive farm asset. Start saving with us

Youth Agriculture ProjectYouth Ag Project

Since its start in 2001, the Youth Agriculture Project has served almost 6,000 youth, who together have grown over 35,000 pounds of organic produce. Farmers' market and direct sales have brought in close to $13,000 to support on-farm education, and over 19,000 pounds of fresh food have been donated to local hunger relief programs and schools. Dig in!

Youth Farm SafetyYouth Farm Safety

Find Information, resources, and events for youth, parents and guardians, educators, and employers, and be sure to try our interactive farm safety game: Play it Farm Safe! Start learning today!