Want a way to explore your creative side?
Express your creativity with 4-H! Draw, paint, take photos, dance, clown, make music, work with wood or make crafts. Have fun and gain self-confidence as you build your performing and visual art skills.
Did You Know…
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three days each week for at least one year are:
- Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- Three times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
- Four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
- Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance
- Four times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
Source: Americans for the Arts, 2009
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office
Michigan 4-H Youth Development
May 24, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s explore some highlights of how MSU Extension programs impacted Clare County in 2016.
May 18, 2017 | Kittie Butcher | Talking to children about what they have created can make a difference.
April 21, 2017 | Abbey Miller | During the campaign period, paper clovers are sold for $1 at checkout, with proceeds benefiting 4-H programs where each store is located.
April 11, 2017 | Abbey Miller | The Michigan 4-H Foundation has announced grant and award opportunities of up to $1,000 to support local 4-H clubs and county programs for the 2017-18 program year.
April 6, 2017 | Ron Hendrick | Show your 4-H alumni pride and help Michigan 4-H win a cash prize to support statewide programming.
April 6, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | McPherson joins an exclusive group of accomplished and influential 4 H alumni who will help raise awareness of the life-changing impact of 4-H.
March 20, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Maple syrup is great on pancakes, waffles, ice cream and in many other desserts. Let’s explore the nutritional facts and benefits of enjoying real maple syrup.
March 20, 2017 | Sheila Smith | Calhoun County’s summer 4-H Creative and Expressive Arts program teaches youth critical life skills.
December 27, 2016 | Insa Raymond | Discover the science and the world of spices while baking and tasting your holiday cookies.
December 8, 2016 | Scott Lakin | How to create a holiday makerspace at home.
Find an Expert
Jun 3, 2017 – Jun 3, 2017 | Michigan's Adventure, 1198 W Riley-Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
Jun 19, 2017 | Camp Neyati, 2041 Hillcrest Rd., Lake, MI 48632
Jun 21, 2017 – Jun 23, 2017 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
Jun 28, 2017 – Jun 30, 2017 | Iosco County Fairgrounds, 3716 M-65, Hale, MI 48739
Jul 10, 2017 | Various Locations