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.
July 25, 2016 | Carrie Shrier | The 2016 Summer Olympics begin Aug. 5 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Teach your children about the history of the Olympics, Brazil and summer sports.
July 18, 2016 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-six youth honored for their outstanding 4-H accomplishments.
July 14, 2016 | Jan Brinn | 4-H has spread around the world. Let’s explore 4-H in Trinidad and Tobago.
July 14, 2016 | Makena Schultz | Meet the 2016 World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute delegates who will be representing the state at the Global Youth Institute this fall.
July 13, 2016 | Michelle Neff | Summer is a busy time for many programs in MSU Extension. Throughout summer and all year long, MSU Extension can be found at outreach events in many communities.
July 13, 2016 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-Hers met virtually with youth in Poland to participate together in the 2016 4-H Ag Innovators Experience Honey Bee Challenge.
July 5, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Youth can take action as engaged global citizens to help ensure that people everywhere have access to energy by learning about Goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
July 5, 2016 | Brian Wibby | 4-H youth leadership and civic engagement programs are having a positive impact in Michigan!
June 27, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Youth can take action as engaged global citizens to help ensure people everywhere have access to clean water and sanitation by learning about Goal 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
June 27, 2016 | Brian Wibby | Youth can take action as engaged global citizens to help ensure global gender equality by learning about and taking action on Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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