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.
October 20, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Biosecurity related to 4-H projects has become a focal point for many fairs and expositions. Learn the CHIP method to easily make biosecurity a part of your routine!
October 17, 2014 | Dixie Sandborn | Teaching kids to problem solve with creativity during free play.
October 17, 2014 | Julie Thelen | October is the perfect time to bring home the bacon, ham, tenderloin and all the other delicious cuts to celebrate National Pork Month!
October 17, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Science teachers can apply for hands-on professional development opportunity at 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp.
October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Weichel | College aged students are in the perfect position to lend a hand and volunteer in, or out of their community.
October 15, 2014 | Frank Cox | Students can consider looking into the service learning centers at universities as they prepare for college.
October 15, 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!
October 15, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Get familiar with various types of canoe styles and materials when choosing the right canoe for the right paddle.
October 10, 2014 | Thomas Long | ROVs and drones are cutting-edge and programs to learn about these technologies are offered by Michigan 4-H and MSU Extension.
October 9, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | College transition study findings show that Michigan 4-H participation increases college aspirations, readiness and successful transition to college.
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Date: Oct 22, 2014
Date: Oct 25, 2014
Location: Lazy S Ranch, 2507 W 10 Mile, Dafter, MI 49724
Date: Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014
Location: W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060
- 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 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 Animal Marketing Project Record Book
- Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden
- Michigan 4-H Guiding Principles
- Ocqueoc Outdoor Center
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tollgate Education Center
- U.P. State Fair
- Youth entrepreneurship sites
- Youth mentoring and volunteering sites