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
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.
December 2, 2016 | Michelle Neff | Let’s look at why we should encourage youth to participate in arts and crafts projects and what makes it special around the holidays.
December 1, 2016 | Kittie Butcher | Art experiences help children develop skills used in science, technology, engineering and math.
November 28, 2016 | Join the #GivingTuesday movement! Help us reach our goal of raising $1,000 to provide 4-H participation scholarships for 100 youth.
October 21, 2016 | Makena Schultz | The final part of this series on photovoice outlines what a community showcase is, who should be invited and why it is important.
October 20, 2016 | Makena Schultz | Let’s discuss the role of reflective writing in the visual storytelling process and three examples of reflective writing prompts.
October 14, 2016 | Makena Schultz | How to support your photo’s storytelling with visual literacy and some activities you can use to help increase your visual literacy.
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