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.
October 19, 2017 | Tracy D’Augustino | Alcona County and Michigan State University Extension are celebrating 100 years since the introduction of Extension to Alcona County in May 1917.
October 19, 2017 | Sheila Urban Smith | Cemeteries are an opportunity to explore local history through community service.
October 19, 2017 | D’Ann Rohrer | Learn how you can share your event during International Education Week, Nov. 13-17, 2017.
October 17, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Youth ages 8-12 years old can learn important life skills at 4-H Winterfest, Feb. 3-4, 2018.
October 17, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Youth can learn about exchange rates and determine the prices, in U.S. currency, for everyday items.
October 17, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Learn more about what’s on a U.S. dollar bill and what it tells us.
October 16, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Creating your own money is a short activity for any 4-H club or event that can help youth articulate their values to others.
October 16, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Learning about international money only takes a few materials and is a world of fun!
October 13, 2017 | Brian Wibby | Find out why you should give them some and how Halloween can be used as a way to help children make a positive difference for others through community service and fundraising efforts.
October 12, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-H received a special gift from China in celebration of their 25 years of partnership with the Michigan 4-H China Art Exchange.
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Nov 18, 2017 – Nov 19, 2017 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4 H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688
Jan 1, 2018 | Webinar
Jan 20, 2018 | MSU Campus, Breslin Center, 1 Birch Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824