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.
April 18, 2014 | Laurie Rivetto | Record books can provide a large list of benefits for youth.
April 18, 2014 | Makena Schultz | Photovoice is a unique tool that can be used to give youth a voice in their community, while supporting their development through creative expression.
April 18, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | Environmental Education Goal 2: Environmental knowledge
April 11, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Learning about livestock projects can take place beyond just the county fair. These educational resources will help leaders incorporate interactive learning activities into 4-H club meetings.
April 11, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Communication is an important skill to have to be successful. 4-H provides lots of opportunities for youth and adults to gain skills around communication. This article will explore some of those opportunities.
April 7, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Tips to help children ages 5-12 reconnect with their service member when they return.
April 4, 2014 | Sara Keinath | An often overlooked leadership skill can improve your effectiveness.
April 4, 2014 | Darren Bagley | Learn about the changing seasons, how living things make it through the winter and more about science in the natural world.
April 3, 2014 | Bonnie Lehman | Springtime is the perfect time to get children of all ages connected with nature.
April 3, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Horses, just like humans, struggle with gastric ulcers. Learn that factors that lead to ulcers.
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Date: Apr 21, 2014
Location: Eustace-Cole Hall, 468 East Circle Dr., Room 207, East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Apr 22, 2014
Location: 121 E. Maple St, Mason MI 48854 (Conference Room B)
Date: Apr 24, 2014
Location: MSU Credit Union (corner of Mt. Hope and Farm Lane), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Rd., East Lansing
- 4-H Arts & Textiles
- 4-H Career Exploration
- 4-H China Project
- 4-H Citizenship, Leadership & Service
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Communications
- 4-H Companion Animals
- 4-H Dairy Cattle
- 4-H Entomology
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Goats
- 4-H Health & Wellbeing
- 4-H Horses & Ponies
- 4-H Livestock
- 4-H Military Families
- 4-H Plants, Soils, & Gardening
- 4-H Poultry
- 4-H Rabbits & Cavies
- 4-H Science Blast
- 4-H Shooting Sports
- 4-H Veterinary Science
- 4-H Youth Entrepreneurship
- Arts, Textiles, Communications, Food, Clothing
- Becoming a 4-H volunteer
- Character Education
- Inclusive 4-H
- Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
- Junior Citizen Planner
- Life of Lake Superior Youth Program
- Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council
- Outdoor Adventure Challenge
- Revolution of Responsibility
- Youth Mentoring