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.
August 29, 2014 | Julie Thelen | Showing animals at the fair is one of the most memorable summer youth experiences. Taking time to look back and evaluate the experience allows for optimum learning and self-improvement.
August 29, 2014 | William V. Hendrian | Knowledge is a key tool for communicating with your creditors and credit counselors.
August 29, 2014 | William V. Hendrian | Are you stressed out at work? Are you stressed out about your finances? The two areas may be related and your employer may be taking note.
August 27, 2014 | Melissa Elischer | This series of articles will introduce animal judging – what it is, the life skills it helps youth to develop, where it can take youth and why everyone should try it!
August 27, 2014 | Barbara Duvall | College is already expensive enough. Manage your spending and avoid trouble by preparing a realistic budget before leaving home.
August 26, 2014 | Barbara Duvall | Improve the likelihood of becoming successful by following three simple tips.
August 26, 2014 | John Traugott | To achieve goals, write them down, make a plan and solicit support from a friend.
August 25, 2014 | Roxanne Turner | 4-H programs encourage youth to fill out record books on their project animals especially during fair time. Throughout the years many people have questioned why these are so important.
August 21, 2014 | Frank Cox | Prepare for your future job by becoming a 4-H ambassador in your county.
August 21, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | 4-H Exploration Days brought hundreds of youth to MSU in June for a pre-college program focused on science education, personal development and fun.
To find an MSU Extension expert who covers your location or to find an expert in your area of interest, please visit the MSU Extension Expert Search. To reach an MSU Extension county office, call toll-free 1-888-678-3464.
Find an Expert»
Events»View more events »
Date: Sep 12, 2014
Location: West Shore Educational Service District, 2130 U.S. 10, Ludington, MI 49431
Date: Sep 13, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014
Location: Montmorency Co. 4-H Fair green clinic building, 13110 M-33 N., Atlanta, MI 49709
Date: Sep 13, 2014
Location: 9354 Oakland Street Detroit Michigan
- 4-H Arts
- 4-H China Project
- 4-H Clothing & Textiles
- 4-H Cloverbuds (Ages 5-8)
- 4-H Communications
- 4-H Companion Animals
- 4-H Dairy Cattle Production & Management
- 4-H Exploration Days
- 4-H Financial Education & Entrepreneurship Resources
- 4-H Food, Health & Well-Being
- 4-H Global & Cultural programs
- 4-H Goat Production & Management
- 4-H Junior Citizen Planner
- 4-H Leadership Education
- 4-H Proud Equestrians Program
- 4-H Rabbits & Cavies
- 4-H Science Blast in the Class
- Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF)
- Outdoor Adventure Challenge
- Revolution of Responsibility