Curious how people in different countries live?
Helping young people to explore and to appreciate what people around the world have in common and what makes them unique is critically important in society today. Michigan 4-H offers a variety of opportunities for kids and adults to learn more about our global community. In some cases, that perspective is gained through activities or projects that include art, reading, writing letters, reports, presentations, displays or simply talking to their own family members. In other cases, it is gained through actually traveling to a different state or to other countries such as Belize, Poland or Japan.
Michigan 4-H global and cultural education programs include:
- The 4-H China Project
- 4-H International Exchange Programs
- 4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World
- World Food Prize - Michigan Youth Institute
“The challenges that face the world today – from global poverty and climate change to financial systems and conflict – require globally minded solutions. Global competency skills are necessary so that young people can invent a future that appropriately addresses global challenges.”
– van Fleet & Winthrop, 2010
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office.
May 18, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Learning about global health issues opens the door for youth and young people to take an active role as engaged global citizens helping to address some of our planet’s most serious challenges.
May 16, 2016 | Nancy Victorson | 4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World curriculum focuses on developing creativity, one of five youth global leadership competencies.
May 16, 2016 | Nancy Victorson | 4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leadership in a Global World curriculum focuses on developing communication skills, one of five youth global leadership competencies.
April 22, 2016 | D’Ann Rohrer | Michigan is an integral part of 4-H partnerships and the revival of the Belize 4-H program.
April 11, 2016 | Abbey Miller | Through April 24, customers at TSC stores will be able to buy paper 4-H clovers for $1 at checkout, with proceeds benefiting the 4-H program where the store is located.
April 6, 2016 | 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. 4-H volunteer leaders, members and staff members may apply for these funds.
April 6, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Through volunteer-led educational experiences, youth can learn more about Goal 2 of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals, which seeks to end global hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
April 5, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Through education and engagement, youth can be leaders in helping to achieve the first goal of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, “ending poverty in all its forms everywhere.”
April 4, 2016 | Makena Schultz | A 4-Her’s take on using your voice, profile and digital platforms to make a positive impact on the world around you.
April 4, 2016 | Jan Brinn | 4-H has spread around the world. Let’s explore 4-S, which is 4-H in Costa Rica.
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Jun 22, 2016 – Jun 24, 2016 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
Jun 27, 2016 – Aug 12, 2016 | Thompson Community Center 11370 Hupp Street Warren, MI 48089
Oct 29, 2016 – Oct 30, 2016 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4 H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688