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
November 8, 2017 | Garrett Ziegler | Fall colors and unseasonably warm weather combine to make the 7th annual Arts and Eats Tour the best yet.
October 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Alcona County and Michigan State University Extension are celebrating 100 years since the introduction of Extension to Alcona County in May 1917.
October 19, 2017 | Sheila Urban Smith | Cemeteries are an opportunity to explore local history through community service.
October 17, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Youth ages 8-12 years old can learn important life skills at 4-H Winterfest, Feb. 3-4, 2018.
October 12, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-H received a special gift from China in celebration of their 25 years of partnership with the Michigan 4-H China Art Exchange.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club. So what do you, as the parent, get out of it?
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Consider these tips to have a successful and fun week at your local county fair.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Try these tips to help make your 4-H experience a family activity.
September 26, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | During the week of Oct. 1–7, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will join together for the 75th consecutive National 4-H Week celebration.
August 4, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Appreciate the adults and the roles they fill at fair.
Find an Expert
Nov 27, 2017 – Dec 5, 2017 | The City of Marquette Arts and Culture Center, 217 N Front St, Marquette, MI 49855
Nov 28, 2017 – Dec 19, 2017 | Harrison City Market Kitchen, 122 N. Second Street, Harrison MI 48625
Nov 30, 2017 | 4H Camp Kidwell during Festival of Trees, 39000 1st Avenue, Bloomingdale, MI
Jan 20, 2018 | Spartan Stadium