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.
January 23, 2015 | Jackelyn Martin | National 4-H Congress builds confidence, communication and life skills.
January 22, 2015 | Kendra Moyses | Tips to help you support your children while their service member is away.
January 21, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Wanna be the next big thing? Join us at SPARC in Flint April 18.
January 19, 2015 | Thomas Schneider | 4-H youth development programs help young people blaze their own trail to employability.
January 16, 2015 | Melissa Elischer | The Michigan 4-H State Award is the highest honor a 4-H youth may receive. Learn more about the program and apply today!
January 16, 2015 | Thomas Long | Social entrepreneurship has become a youthful movement. Learn how you can gain similar skills through Michigan State University Extension.
January 16, 2015 | Debra Barrett | Explore resources through Michigan 4-H and Michigan State University.
January 16, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Career exploration and workforce preparation curriculum helps youth build important skills, learn how and where to improve your knowledge and skills with this training.
January 16, 2015 | Carrie Shrier | Recent changes to the Kindergarten enrollment dates have caused some confusion for parents. Discover what age a child must be to enroll in Kindergarten, if districts have waivers available and what you can do to help your child be ready for school!
January 15, 2015 | Michelle Neff | It is the new year and many people have a new year’s resolution to stay fit. Sometimes it is hard to find time or ideas to keep you motivated and wanting to work out. Discover a fun hands-on activity to do with kids or adults to get them moving.
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Date: Jan 27, 2015 - Mar 24, 2015
Location: Old Baroda Township Hall, 9081 First Street, Baroda, MI, 49101.
Date: Jan 28, 2015
Location: Genesee County Extension Office, 605 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 1A, Flint, MI 48502
Date: Jan 31, 2015
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48910
- 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