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.
August 21, 2014 | Frank Cox | Prepare for your future job by becoming a 4-H ambassador in your county.
August 21, 2014 | Janelle Stewert | Tips for strengthening youth voice in meetings.
August 21, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | 4-H Exploration Days brought hundreds of youth to MSU in June for a pre-college program focused on science education, personal development and fun.
August 15, 2014 | Taylor Fabus | Dig deeper to understand how MSU Extension started and how the program has grown since the beginning.
August 15, 2014 | Thomas Long | 4-H programming can offer youth an edge in preparing for college or the workforce.
August 15, 2014 | Janice Zerbe | Received a job offer? Here are a few things to consider before you accept.
August 15, 2014 | Darren Bagley | Water balloons are a popular summer activity. With a few questions, you can use these fun toys to teach kids about science and engineering principles.
August 14, 2014 | Debra Barrett | New 4-H project is successful at teaching young people about entrepreneurship.
August 13, 2014 | Karen Fifield | Be aware of safe food practices while visiting fairs and festivals during the summer.
August 11, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Explore these pre-college programs to see if a health profession is right for you.
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Date: Aug 23, 2014
Location: Atlanta, MI
Date: Aug 23, 2014
Location: Bizdom U, 1528 Woodward Ave. 3rd Fl., Detroit MI 48226
Date: Aug 26, 2014
Location: Eaton County Fairgrounds Kardel Hall 1025 S Cochran, Charlotte, MI 48813
- 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