Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the state, with nearly 200,000 youth between the ages of 5 and 19 participating. Because Michigan 4-H is part of MSU Extension, the activities your kids participate in are all backed by and based on child development research. We use experiential (i.e. hands-on) learning and time spent intentionally thinking about what’s been learned to make it a meaningful experience, with skills and ideas learned that last a lifetime.
It’s a fact: kids who participate in 4-H get better grades, are more likely to go to college, are less likely to use drugs, cigarettes or alcohol, and are more likely to give back to their communities. For more information, visit the Michigan 4-H website.
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Date: Feb 28, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Springfield Oaks Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350
Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Clare County Fairgrounds - Harrison Lions Club Building, 418 Fairlane Rd, Harrison, MI 48625
- 4-H Animal & Vet Science Camp
- 4-H Capitol Experience
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H Citizenship & Service
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Exploration Days
- 4-H Food, Health & Well-Being
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- 4-H Renewable Energy Camp
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 4-H Volunteer Training
- 4-H Youth Mentoring
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Character Education
- Inclusive 4-H
- Life of Lake Superior Youth Program
- Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Revolution of Responsibility
- 4-H Animal Science Anywhere
- 4-H Guiding Principles
- 4-H Leader Resources
- 4-H Science Blast in the Class! Teacher’s Guide
- Kettunen Center
- Michigan 4-H Beef Project Snapshot (4H1629)
- Michigan 4-H Cat Project Snapshot (4H1640)
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Michigan 4-H Horticulture Project Snapshot (4H1616)
- Michigan 4-H Llama Project Snapshot (4H1627)
- Michigan 4-H Market Animal Project Record Book
- Michigan 4-H Meat Science Project Snapshot (4H1632)
- Michigan 4-H Photography Project Snapshot (4H1617)
- Michigan 4-H/FFA Meats Judging Contest Rules and Entry Form
- Ocqueoc Outdoor Center
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tollgate Education Center
- U.P. State Fair
- Youth entrepreneurship sites
- Youth mentoring and volunteering sites