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
August 4, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Appreciate the adults and the roles they fill at fair.
August 3, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Appreciate what happens at the fair for youth participants.
July 10, 2017 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-one 4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
June 20, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s take a look at how Gladwin County made impacts through Extension programs in 2016.
May 31, 2017 | Dixie Sandborn | Bath fizzies are a quick gift you and your kids can make for any occasion. Making them is great way to get kids in the kitchen and learn a little science, too.
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.