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MSU Extension’s partnerships with schools through its 4-H program offer the perfect counterpoint to formal class-room learning. Through its do-reflect-apply model of learning, 4-H offers youth the hands-on opportunities to learn a concept that complements other methods of learning. School partnerships are reflected in both in-class and after-school programming.

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  • 4-H makes a difference in post-secondary education enrollment

    December 19, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Michigan 4-H alumni are more likely to enroll in post-secondary education than their same age peers.

  • Helping children learn new things

    December 19, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Use these tips and tricks to help your child learn new things!

  • Michigan celebrates two national Farm to School Grant award winners

    December 16, 2014 | Kaitlin Koch | Nationally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded over $5.2 million dollars to farm to school projects for 2015.

  • Has summer sidelined the soft skills of youth?

    December 12, 2014 | Thomas Long | Many teens lack the soft skills needed to succeed in life. MSU Extension and 4-H can help!

  • Speaking with confidence: go ahead and smile!

    December 12, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | Smiling is a life skill that can be connected to confidence and success. Learn to speak with confidence by exploring the five Ss successful lawyers master – smiling is one of them!

  • Puzzle play

    December 5, 2014 | Monica Thompson | Puzzle play builds an early foundation for math and science skills. Spatial reasoning skills and the ability to mentally rotate shapes are essential in subjects such as math, science, and engineering.

  • Learning about counseling services on college visits

    December 4, 2014 | Frank Cox | Consider taking a visit to the counseling centers during college visits to learn about the services that are offered for personal and emotional support.

  • Has a child asked you where money comes from?

    December 3, 2014 | Beverly Przystas | Youth in grades 3-5 may begin to start thinking of money management and ask, “Where does money come from?” Learn about resources that can help answer that, and other questions.

  • Painting is fun

    December 3, 2014 | Monica Thompson | Painting is an enjoyable activity for young children; painting will help a young child develop fine motor skills and express feelings.

  • Creative gift ideas

    December 1, 2014 | Sandra Risedorph | Individual kits make gifts special.

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