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 29, 2015 | Michelle Neff | Building a snowman can be lots of fun and a great activity to do as a family. Follow these simple steps to enjoy building a fun snowman and developing life skills with your kids.
January 29, 2015 | Beverly Prystas | Showing Character is a series of hands-on learning activities for young people to teach them about character education when showing livestock projects. Learn more about one important area of character education: caring.
January 29, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | Engaging youth in peer education around financial literacy topics can greatly enhance the depth of knowledge developed. Gain strategies to implement peer education in your program.
January 29, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs should include activity-based experiences and be cooperative learning-centered.
January 28, 2015 | Nick Baumgart | Research beekeeping and share your findings in a rewarding essay contest.
January 28, 2015 | Jan Brinn | Introduce youth to engineering with a fun launching activity.
January 27, 2015 | Tracy D’Augustino | Learn how the annual seasonal temperature lag behind increasing daylight hours is a result of the Earth’s tilt!
January 27, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs designed for youth ages 5 to 8 years-old can provide young people with a solid foundation in animal science projects.
January 27, 2015 | Julie Thelen | The Zoonotic Disease Educational Toolkits can be used in a variety of settings. Check out the list below for ten tips and tricks for this new resource!
January 27, 2015 | Connie Lange | 4-H provides opportunities for young people to learn and apply parliamentary procedure.
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Date: Jan 31, 2015
Location: Clara Ford Academy, Building #11 CFRC; 20651 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
Date: Jan 31, 2015
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48910
Date: Jan 31, 2015 - Feb 1, 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 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