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.
March 4, 2015 | Gary Williams | Register for the outdoor education program to explore Michigan’s natural resources and State Parks.
March 3, 2015 | Thomas Long | Skilled trades may be an answer when it comes to opportunities and obstacles for millennials.
March 3, 2015 | Gary Williams | Attend this workshop to become a Michigan 4-H Shooting Sports certified instructor in the archery discipline.
March 2, 2015 | Tracy D’Augustino | As adults help youth grow, they can help youth identify and correct common science misconceptions.
February 27, 2015 | Sara Keinath | Use these tips to make sure your resume is the best representation of you and your skills.
February 27, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | Teens can teach youth financial literacy concepts during April’s Money Smart Week.
February 26, 2015 | Jackelyn Martin | Conflict is unavoidable in life, but skills can be developed in youth to help them manage conflict in more productive ways.
February 26, 2015 | Darren Bagley | The cold weather makes an ideal time for hot chocolate. Here are some ways to experiment with hot chocolate.
February 26, 2015 | Darren Bagley | Temperatures in Michigan have been very cold lately. Can you think of ways to use the cold to learn about science?
February 26, 2015 | Lisa Bottomley | Volunteering is good for you and your community.
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Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Springfield Oaks Activity Center, 12451 Andersonville Road, Davisburg, MI 48350
Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Clare County Fairgrounds - Harrison Lions Club Building, 418 Fairlane Rd, Harrison, MI 48625
Date: Mar 7, 2015
Location: Tahquamenon Area Schools
- 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
- 4-H Science Blast in the Class! Teacher’s Guide
- Kettunen Center
- Michigan 4-H Beef Project Snapshot (4H1629)
- Michigan 4-H Cat Project Snapshot (4H1640)
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Michigan 4-H Horticulture Project Snapshot (4H1616)
- Michigan 4-H Llama Project Snapshot (4H1627)
- Michigan 4-H Market Animal Project Record Book
- Michigan 4-H Meat Science Project Snapshot (4H1632)
- Michigan 4-H Photography Project Snapshot (4H1617)
- 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