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.
September 30, 2014 | Jan Brinn | STEM + Art = STEAM, a movement being widely adopted by individuals in education. Learn more about enriching art science programs.
September 30, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Stress management doesn’t have to be a chore! Use this fun activity to help manage stress.
September 30, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Pre-college programs serve an important purpose for postsecondary institutions and communities by offering K-12 students opportunities to prepare academically and socially for higher education.
September 26, 2014 | Thomas Long | How will we feed two billion more people? MSU Extension is helping to address this growing problem.
September 26, 2014 | Darren Bagley | Plants can’t move on their own, so how do plants grow all over? Help youth understand the science behind seed dispersal.
September 26, 2014 | Jackelyn Martin | Fall is a great time to re-focus a group. Consider these five tips to make this most of this time of year!
September 26, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | You expect your mentee to confide in you, but sometimes they disclose information that needs to be shared.
September 24, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to get involved in the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.
September 24, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Orchards are a great place for youth to learn about being healthy and where food comes from. This article explores apples and how an orchard can be a great classroom for learning.
September 24, 2014 | Janice Zerbe | During an interview, there are a few key things you should not bring up as they may have an impact on the results.
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Date: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: Belle Isle Nature Zoo, 1928 East Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207
Date: Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
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 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