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.
October 29, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Teamwork, communication and leadership can happen when you pair a group of youth, marshmallows and toothpicks!
October 29, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!
October 28, 2014 | Melissa Elischer | This series of articles will introduce animal judging – what it is, the life skills it helps youth to develop, where it can take youth and why everyone should try it!
October 27, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Increase sales and grow your business by understanding your customer.
October 27, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Science teachers can apply for hands-on professional development opportunity at MSU Extension’s 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp.
October 27, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!
October 27, 2014 | Frank Cox | Consider looking into the career centers at colleges and universities to help prepare for the workforce.
October 24, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!
October 24, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Take the World Water Monitoring Challenge and serve as a citizen scientist for Make a Difference Day.
October 24, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Efforts such as College Application Week and programs like 4-H help students with the first steps towards higher education pursuit.
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Date: Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Nov 1, 2014
Location: Vista Maria, 20651 W. Warren St., Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 313-271-3050
Date: Nov 8, 2014
Location: MSU Extension Office, 210 Johnson Street, Hart, MI 49420
- 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 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 Guiding Principles
- 4-H Leader Resources
- Kettunen Center
- Michigan 4-H Animal Marketing Project Record Book
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Ocqueoc Outdoor Center
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tollgate Education Center
- U.P. State Fair
- Youth entrepreneurship sites
- Youth mentoring and volunteering sites