4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan, 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.
May 16, 2013 | Jan Brinn | When a family opens their home and hearts to a youth in an International exchange program; preparing for the farewell can weigh heavy on the hearts. Here are some suggestions to prepare for the departure.
May 15, 2013 | Katie VanderKolk | People who serve as 4-H judges are content experts, but also teachers to youth.
May 12, 2013 | Melanie Chiodini | 4-H Youth are learning more about robotics and underwater innovation through ROVs.
May 11, 2013 | Melanie Chiodini | MSU extension educators are working with community partners and organizations to teach local youth about underwater innovation through STEM programming with ROV’s.
May 7, 2013 | Emily Mitchell | Carcass contests at county fairs add an irreplaceable opportunity for experiential learning.
May 5, 2013 | Rebecca Krans | TechXcite-Discover Engineering! programs offer children out of classroom opportunities to learn about engineering.
May 5, 2013 | Bethany Prykucki | A public policy intern explains why he loves public service and how 4-H Capitol Experience helped him discover his passion.
April 30, 2013 | Darren Bagley | Teach young children about science by making a mess! Oobleck is a substance that acts both like a liquid and a solid.
April 29, 2013 | Taylor Fabus | Discover things you can do this spring to better prepare yourself and your horse for the summer months.
April 29, 2013 | Laurie Rivetto | Interviews are smoother when you take the time to practice.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
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Date: May 21, 2013
Date: May 23, 2013
Location: Spartan Room, Human Services Building, 3255 122nd Ave., Allegan, MI 49010
Date: Jun 1, 2013
Location: Eaton County Fairgrounds 1025 S Cochran Road, Charlotte, MI 48813
- CHARACTER COUNTS!
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Arts, Textiles, Communications, Food, Clothing
- 4-H Citizenship, Leadership & Service programming
- 4-H Health & Well-being programming
- Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
- 4-H Global & Cultural programming
- Revolution of Responsibility
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H Science & Technology
- Michigan 4-H Horse & Pony Project
- 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship
- Youth mentoring