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 25, 2017 | D’Ann Rohrer | Explore your intercultural awareness for a month when you become a host family as part of the Japan Summer Inbound Exchange.
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 | Brian Wibby | Learning about Goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals can help inform youth as active global citizens.
May 18, 2017 | Brian Wibby | Learning about Goal 9 of the Sustainable Development Goals can help to inform youth as active global citizens.
May 10, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Let’s explore 4-H in Nepal and what it looked like before and after the April 2015 earthquake.
April 27, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | 4-H teen leaders sought to meet the challenge of educating the next generation.
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.
April 6, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | McPherson joins an exclusive group of accomplished and influential 4 H alumni who will help raise awareness of the life-changing impact of 4-H.
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Jun 3, 2017 – Jun 3, 2017 | Michigan's Adventure, 1198 W Riley-Thompson Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
Jun 21, 2017 – Jun 23, 2017 | Michigan State University Campus, East Lansing, MI 48824
Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 30, 2017 | Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Ave, Warren, MI 48089