Life skills are a basic foundation that prepare youth for success in life. The goal of Michigan 4-H Youth Development is that every youth possess the necessary life skills to be successful and lead a productive life. Through the motto of, learn by doing and the experiential learning model, youth involved in Michigan 4-H programs are gaining life skills through project, experiences and opportunities that 4-H offers.
Visit Michigan 4-H to learn more about programs youth can participate in to gain these life skills.
April 11, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Learning about livestock projects can take place beyond just the county fair. These educational resources will help leaders incorporate interactive learning activities into 4-H club meetings.
April 11, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Communication is an important skill to have to be successful. 4-H provides lots of opportunities for youth and adults to gain skills around communication. This article will explore some of those opportunities.
April 7, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Program teaches strategies for managing difficult multicultural discussions to victims of offensive behavior.
March 31, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Educators partner together to develop and deliver programs targeted at building interpersonal skills, a workforce skill highly sought out in the 21st century.
March 26, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Looking at learning a new skill related to communicating with others? 4-H offers an American Sign Language class at Exploration Days.
March 26, 2014 | Scott Lakin | Understanding engaging learning methods of hands-on, experiential and participatory as a progressive scale rather than synonyms.
March 26, 2014 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-H International Exchange opportunities provide families and communities with global and cultural competence. Learn more about how you can get involved!
March 24, 2014 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-H International Exchange opportunities provide families and communities with global and cultural competence. Learn more about how you can get involved!
March 17, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | Volunteer managers have a lot to do and little time to do it – but by delegating to their volunteer base, they are able to accomplish much with and through volunteers. This series will explore tips and tricks to effective delegation.
March 6, 2014 | Sandy Risedorph | There are many resources available to strengthen behavior and development within families.
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Date: Apr 24, 2014
Location: MSU Credit Union (corner of Mt. Hope and Farm Lane), 4825 E. Mt. Hope Rd., East Lansing
Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn, 1951 US 41, Marquette, MI 49855
Date: Apr 26, 2014
Location: Anthony Hall, Michigan State University, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing MI 48824
- 4-H Arts & Textiles
- 4-H China Project
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Communications
- 4-H Companion Animals
- 4-H Dairy Cattle
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Goats
- 4-H Health & Wellbeing
- 4-H Livestock
- 4-H Rabbits & Cavies
- 4-H Science Blast
- Arts, Textiles, Communications, Food, Clothing
- Junior Citizen Planner
- Revolution of Responsibility