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.
December 19, 2014 | Jan Brinn | When you make your New Year’s resolution to add more exercise to your daily routine, consider making it a cultural experience as well by trying the Japanese radio taiso.
December 18, 2014 | Barbara Duvall | Many of the Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles are put into action when a teen serves as the youth treasurer of a 4-H club or group.
December 18, 2014 | Makena Schultz | Self-reflection is a skill that we can cultivate and apply to our everyday lives so that we can learn from our experiences and be the best version of ourselves.
December 18, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Grant allows for increase in Michigan youth resources including an educational bulletin and hands-on lessons that feature zoonotic vocabulary, biosecurity management strategies and pathogen explanations.
December 18, 2014 | Frank Cox | Take the time to learn about student organizations during a college visit.
December 17, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | One of the best parts of being a part of a family are traditions! What’s one of your favorite family traditions? If you can’t think of one, this article is the perfect place to get some tips for great family traditions!
December 16, 2014 | Jackelyn Martin | Balancing informal roles to make meetings work.
December 12, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | Do you want to do something nice to celebrate the holidays with your mentee without breaking the bank or crossing a boundary? These ideas can help.
December 12, 2014 | Thomas Long | Many teens lack the soft skills needed to succeed in life. MSU Extension and 4-H can help!
December 12, 2014 | Jackelyn Martin | Use these tips to capitalize on learning opportunities the next time you travel with youth.
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Date: Dec 22, 2014 - Dec 30, 2014
Location: Inkster Public Library, 2005 Inkster Rd, Inkster MI
Date: Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Jan 18, 2015
Location: MSU Campus, Breslin Center: 1 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI
- 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 Guiding Principles
- 4-H Leader Resources
- Kettunen Center
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Michigan 4-H Market Animal Project Record Book
- 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