Participants take a hands-on approach to learning about democracy at the local level by seeing firsthand how local, county and tribal governments work during these academies for high school-aged young people. They attend board or commission meetings and visit with department heads and court officials. They work as a team to identify a community issue that’s important to teens, then prepare and present an action plan about it to a local or county commission or a tribal council.
September 26, 2016 | Michigan State University Extension Communications | 4-H proven to empower area youth through life skill development.
April 6, 2016 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.