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.
February 25, 2015 | Beverly Przystas | The fourth Showing Character core value to be shared among livestock projects is respect. Not only is respect in showing animals important, but also when showing with other youth. Learn some respectful tips when showing livestock projects.
February 25, 2015 | Dixie Sandborn | Sugar is one of the best natural beauty ingredients to exfoliate your skin. Sugar scrubs are mild and help remove dead skin.
February 25, 2015 | Dixie Sandborn | April 22, 2015, marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to promote awareness about air and water pollution in your community.
February 25, 2015 | Michelle Neff | Do you have lots of younger members in your 4-H club? Not sure what to do with them? Explore resources available for parents and volunteers working with youth ages 5 to 8.
February 25, 2015 | Debra Barrett | Use resources to make a difference in the lives of high school seniors and their future preparation.
February 25, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs should include activity based experiences and be cooperative learning centered.
February 23, 2015 | Frank Cox | Before the scholarship application process starts for a student, get involved in activities that will help practice the skills of record-keeping and journaling.
February 23, 2015 | Christine Heverly | Do all social media tools overwhelm you? Learn why its important and quick tips to help make it easy.
February 20, 2015 | Janet Olsen | By building positive emotional connections, adults in a variety of youth settings can contribute to healthy outcomes for young people.
February 20, 2015 | Nick Baumgart | Get outside to enjoy some snow fun and bring along some interesting information about the science of snow.
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Date: Feb 26, 2015
Location: MSU Extension Clare County, 225 W Main St, Harrison, MI 48625
Date: Feb 26, 2015
Location: 2130 W US-10, Ludington, MI 49431
Date: Feb 27, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
- 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
- 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