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 15, 2014 | Jacob DeDecker | Report looks at the impact 4-H science programs have on life skills, science process skills and career aspirations.
September 15, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | It only takes 1-2 hours a week to make a difference in the life of a child as mentor. How can you find the time in your busy schedule to take on this important role?
September 12, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | The focus of the 4-H Shooting Sports program is youth development – learn more about this unique program!
September 12, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | Keeping an animal record book doesn’t have to be a painful process. Use these steps to make record keeping a positive experience for the member and increase the educational value.
September 12, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | There are many benefits to keeping records in life. Some of those benefits occur during the process and others occur when reviewing the records. Past 4-H record books are great tools for saving time, increasing your profit margin and providing education.
September 12, 2014 | Edward Scott | When faced with conflict, do you seek to resolve the situation in a way that makes you effective or just right?
September 11, 2014 | Jacob DeDecker | Recent report looks at the impact 4-H science programs are making on young people.
September 10, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | It is easy to find fun and free activities in the summer, but what can you do when the weather gets cooler?
September 9, 2014 | B'Onko Sadler | Balancing how your child gets the recommended daily dosage of Vitamin D is very important to their health.
September 9, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Breakfast on the Farm served up more than just a delicious breakfast on September 6, 2014. Visitors enjoyed breakfast before touring a farm filled with volunteers ready to share their knowledge and answer questions.
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Date: Sep 16, 2014
Location: Bay County Civic Arena, 4231 Shrestha Dr., Bay City, MI 48706
Date: Sep 20, 2014
Location: Clinton-Macomb Public Library, 4900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038
Date: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
- 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