4-H Curriculum Affiliate Program

About 4-H Curriculum

4-H curriculum materials focus on a variety of topic areas - health, science, agriculture, citizenship, career education, and more. Youth activity guides are filled with fun, engaging experiences that cultivate abilities youth need for everyday living as they progressively gain knowledge about subjects that interest them.

What does it mean to be a Curriculum Affiliate?

One of 4-H's biggest assets is the research-based education and curriculum that is created by our university professionals. Shop 4-H carries curriculum in a variety of subject areas, but we are always looking for new educational materials that would be of interest to a broad youth and adult audience.

As a curriculum affiliate, your educational materials will be in front of thousands of Shop 4-H customers. Your products will be listed on the Shop 4-H website and will be promoted through emails and at annual events. Your university will receive a portion of each product sale. The funds can go toward supporting your local 4-H programming, toward the development of new curriculum materials, or toward another effort at your university.

Who is eligible?

In order to apply to become a part of this mutually beneficial program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • The author must be a 4-H professional or must be working in collaboration with a 4-H professional.
  • The materials must have achieved the 4-H peer review standards. Peer review methods are used to maintain standards of quality, provide credibility, and ensure the integrity of 4-H youth curriculum and professional development materials.

Both youth curriculum materials and adult professional development materials are eligible.

Getting Involved

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please take a moment to answer the questions on the 4-H Curriculum Affiliate Questionnaire. You may also review additional resources on how to write high quality 4-H curriculum and view our current catalog of available curriculum materials. The Curriculum Affiliate application period is open between May 1 - October 31 of each year. Applications will be reviewed and responded to on a rolling basis during that time. Legal agreements between National 4-H Council and your university must be executed by December 31 to be included in the next year's 4-H curriculum catalog.

Testimonials

“We have been very pleased with the partnership between Arizona 4-H and National 4-H Council to market our curriculum. The process has been easy, and as a result of their system and network, we have been able to get our nationally-approved curriculum to users that we could not easily reach. It’s been a win-win from the beginning.”
-Kirk Astroth, State Program Leader, Arizona 4-H

"Our partnership with National 4-H Council has allowed us to reach a broader audience and get our curriculum out to 4-H staff throughout the country. I couldn’t be happier with our partnership- National Council made the process easy for us. I also appreciated the opportunity to put the curriculum through an additional peer review as this provides potential buyers with the assurance that the product is high quality."
-Lisa Bottomley, Mentoring Specialist, Michigan State University

"Global Youth Citizenship Curriculum. Our Council contact was a consummate professional who shepherded the process and has facilitated the curriculum's promotion since it was first launched. I am grateful for the partnership with National 4-H Council! It is a tremendous resource that advances the field of youth development and positively impacts young people across the nation."
- Jennifer Skuza, PhD, Assistant Dean, University of Minnesota

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