Global & Cultural Education

Girl with pictureHelping young people explore, appreciate and value what people next door, across town and around the world have in common and what makes them unique is critically important in society today. The people of this world are an amazing group tied together by many similarities and distinguished by a multitude of wonderful differences. 4-H offers a variety of opportunities for kids and adults to learn more about our global community. 

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  • Michigan leaders at the Global Youth Institute

    November 25, 2014 | Makena Schultz | Michigan 4-H brings strong leaders to the World Food Prize Global Youth Institute; hear their thoughts on the experience.

  • Why should we care if our young people know where their food comes from?

    November 24, 2014 | Makena Schultz | With the world growing quickly in population and interconnectedness, it is important for today’s youth to recognize the complex system that puts food on their dinner table every day and that they understand that they have the power to make a difference.

  • That wasn’t the plan!

    November 24, 2014 | Scott Lakin | Making the most of changes in plans by turning them into even more successful learning lessons.

  • Teens gain positive results and memories after traveling to Japan

    November 18, 2014 | Jan Brinn | Four Michigan teens gained positive results, lifelong memories and more after participating in the 2014 Michigan 4-H Japanese Outbound Summer International Exchange.

  • Investigating study abroad centers at colleges and universities

    November 14, 2014 | Frank Cox | Want to enrich your education and better prepare yourself for the workforce? Consider looking into the study abroad centers at the colleges and universities you’re interested in.

  • The World Cup of Gardening is coming to Belle Isle!

    October 31, 2014 | Dixie Sandborn | The World Cup of Gardening in Detroit will be the next major international event to be held in the city, further illustrating that the city is undergoing a revitalization.

  • Art science: Adding STEAM to your STEM programming

    September 30, 2014 | Jan Brinn | STEM + Art = STEAM, a movement being widely adopted by individuals in education. Learn more about enriching art science programs.

  • Extension for the future

    September 24, 2014 | Thomas Long | Michigan State University Extension is leading the way with education, support and research on the hot topics of today.

  • Facilitating youth: challenges and approaches for overcoming them

    September 23, 2014 | Makena Shultz | The process of facilitation comes with some potential challenges. This article recognizes three challenges facilitators might face when working with youth and gives practical steps to mitigate those obstacles.

  • Leadership styles Part 4: Servant

    September 16, 2014 | Jan Brinn | This series of four articles will explore four different leadership styles and how the style can affect a group in accomplishing a goal. Part 4 focuses on servant leadership.

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