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.
September 24, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to get involved in the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.
September 24, 2014 | Janice Zerbe | During an interview, there are a few key things you should not bring up as they may have an impact on the results.
September 19, 2014 | Dorothy Munn | Teaching youth how to utilize the emotional intelligence skill of optimism can be an incredibly useful tool.
September 19, 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!
September 16, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp increases science interest, career exploration and environmental stewardship among Michigan young people.
September 16, 2014 | Scott Lakin | Play that has components of risk can lead to positive outcomes.
September 16, 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!
September 15, 2014 | Jacob DeDecker | Report looks at the impact 4-H science programs have on life skills, science process skills and career aspirations.
September 15, 2014 | Dorothy Munn | Involvement in 4-H can be a great stress reliever!
September 12, 2014 | Nick Baumgart | The focus of the 4-H Shooting Sports program is youth development – learn more about this unique program!
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Date: Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
Location: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: Tractor Supply, 3000 Van Horn Rd, Trenton,Mi 48183-4001
Date: Oct 10, 2014
Location: Perani Arena and Event Center, 3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint Township, MI 48503
- 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 Food, Health & Well-Being
- 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