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.
August 28, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Continuing on our series on horse bits, here we’ll learn about combination bits!
August 27, 2014 | Sara Keinath | Back-to-school is a great time for thinking about what kind of after-school experiences you want to have this next year.
August 27, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Many schools, sports groups and youth organizations fund raise to earn money for their programs. This article explores different ways to raise funds that don’t put unhealthy treats and food into the community.
August 27, 2014 | Melissa Elischer | This series of articles will introduce animal judging – what it is, the life skills it helps youth to develop, where it can take youth and why everyone should try it!
August 27, 2014 | Frank Cox | Community service learning is a tool for job preparation as 4-H ambassadors fulfill their responsibilities.
August 27, 2014 | Barbara Duvall | College is already expensive enough. Manage your spending and avoid trouble by preparing a realistic budget before leaving home.
August 26, 2014 | Jan Brinn | This series of four articles will explore four different leadership styles and how the style can affect a group in accomplishing a goal. Part 2 focuses democratic leadership.
August 26, 2014 | John Traugott | To achieve goals, write them down, make a plan and solicit support from a friend.
August 26, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Life skills help youth navigate life successfully. Learning and practicing leadership is one of the skills youth need.
August 25, 2014 | Makena Shultz | Where do you see your community in 25 years? Inviting all your community members to join in the journey can create an investment in progress towards those goals and positive change in the future.
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Date: Sep 6, 2014
Location: Uphaus Farms, 14324 Pleasant Lake Rd, Manchester, MI 48158
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Location: West Shore Educational Service District, 2130 U.S. 10, Ludington, MI 49431
Date: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Location: Montmorency Co. 4-H Fair green clinic building, 13110 M-33 N., Atlanta, MI 49709
- 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 Financial Education & Entrepreneurship Resources
- 4-H Food, Health & Well-Being
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- 4-H Renewable Energy Camp
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 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