4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, 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.
June 18, 2013 | Brian Wibby | Youth have an important leadership role to play in advancing solution based public policies and effective societal responses to a changing climate system.
June 13, 2013 | Christine Skelly | “Horse Sense" youth equine farm safety course now available – expand your knowledge of horse safety practices by taking this free online course.
June 12, 2013 | Jodi Schulz | Do you think of gardens, grilling and campfires when you hear the word “summer?” Anyone can partake in a campfire whether it is in your backyard or at a campground. Stay safe in the process of building the perfect fire.
June 11, 2013 | Brian Wibby | Youth have an important leadership role to play in advancing solution based public policies and effective societal responses to a changing climate system.
June 10, 2013 | Taylor Fabus | Add a little science education into your summer evening campfire discussion!
June 7, 2013 | Brian Wibby | Youth have an important leadership role to play in advancing solution based public policies and effective societal responses to a changing climate system.
June 4, 2013 | Jan Brinn | When youth are on summer break, there are many opportunities to learn about science with quick learning activities that are fun and educational.
June 4, 2013 | Darren Bagley | Teach young children about science by playing in the river! The critters in a creek, pond or lake can give you an idea about how clean or polluted the water is.
June 3, 2013 | Roxanne Turner | Be successful when training youth to work with their dogs by following this eight week course outline.
May 31, 2013 | Jackelyn Martin | Youth-adult partnerships provide opportunities for youth to develop life skills and many benefits to adults, organizations, and communities.
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Date: Jun 19, 2013 - Jun 21, 2013
Location: MIchigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Date: Jun 21, 2013 - Jun 23, 2013
Location: Whiskey Creek Campground, 5080 Sippy Road, Custer, MI 49405
Date: Jun 23, 2013 - Jun 28, 2013
Location: 4-H Camp Kidwell, 39000 1st Ave., Bloomingdale, MI 49026
- CHARACTER COUNTS!
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Arts, Textiles, Communications, Food, Clothing
- 4-H Citizenship, Leadership & Service programming
- 4-H Health & Well-being programming
- Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
- 4-H Global & Cultural programming
- Revolution of Responsibility
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H Science & Technology
- Michigan 4-H Horse & Pony Project
- 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship
- Youth mentoring