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.
July 18, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Voluntourism can be general described as a combination of service, adventure, professional development and networking typically matched with your passion.
July 18, 2014 | Andy Northrop | What do you get when you combine service with travel and volunteering with tourism?
July 18, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Investigate alternatives to ammo shortage in 4-H shooting sports.
July 18, 2014 | Jake DeDecker | The pigs you’re taking to your county fair maybe growing faster than normal this summer.
July 16, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Life skills help youth navigate life successfully. Learning how to set goals and work to achieve them is one of the skills that youth need to learn.
July 16, 2014 | Sheila Urban Smith | Make the most out of your family's visit to the summer fair.
July 16, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to budget, invest and save by using Financial Champions, a National 4-H Curriculum.
July 16, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | There are many different facilitation tools that are commonly used to help groups make a decision. This article will explore how to use the “sticky wall.”
July 16, 2014 | John Traugott | CAR statements can help you confidently navigate behavioral interview questions!
July 16, 2014 | Melissa Elischer | The Great Dairy Adventure on July 23, 2014 is a fantastic opportunity to learn how milk goes from moo to you!
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Date: Jul 24, 2014
Location: Roznowski Home, 10057 Wolf Creek Rd, Hubbard Lake, MI 49747
Date: Jul 26, 2014
Location: Pentwater Marina, 519 S Hancock St, Pentwater, MI 49449
Date: Jul 27, 2014 - Aug 2, 2014
Location: Camp Chickagami, 6952 Kauffman Blvd., Presque Isle, MI 49777
- 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