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.
November 26, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Youth with a passion for natural resources and helping their community can apply for the President’s Environmental Youth Award.
November 26, 2014 | Katie Ockert | Keep your pets safe and healthy this winter!
November 25, 2014 | Debra Barrett | The holidays are a good time to review the importance of budgets.
November 25, 2014 | Janice Zerbe | Inclusive 4-H is beneficial to both youth with and without disabilities.
November 25, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Starting a new tradition is a great way to reflect and remember that family is the most important gift this holiday season. This article will explore ways to start a family tradition.
November 25, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Spark an interest in personal finance using these resources.
November 25, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Here we’ll learn more about Michigan 4-H horse show judge Jennifer Kiser’s personal perspective on her favorite classes, pet peeves and best piece of advice she’s been given!
November 25, 2014 | Makena Schultz | Michigan 4-H brings strong leaders to the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute; hear their thoughts on the experience.
November 25, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Wondering what it is like to actually be outside a gate judging a class of animals? Hear from a Michigan youth who recently competed at national contests.
November 24, 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!
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Date: Dec 2, 2014
Date: Dec 10, 2014
Location: 2 Ice Circle, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Date: Dec 13, 2014
Location: Alpena Plaza Pool, 3303 S. Third Ave., Alpena, MI 49707
- 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