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.
October 17, 2014 | Dixie Sandborn | Teaching kids to problem solve with creativity during free play.
October 15, 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!
October 10, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | The phrase, “positive youth development” sounds self-explanatory, yet it’s much more than just a phrase used by those in the youth development field. This article will introduce more about positive youth development.
October 9, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | College transition study findings show that Michigan 4-H participation increases college aspirations, readiness and successful transition to college.
October 9, 2014 | Shannon Lindquist | Do you have a child who struggles with reading or one who doesn’t enjoy reading? These hints may help that reader improve their skills and make reading more enjoyable.
October 8, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Helping youth develop life skills that can be used when they are adults is the goal of Michigan 4-H. This article will explore how something as simple and fun as carving a pumpkin can help youth develop life skills.
October 2, 2014 | Frank Cox | As 4-H ambassadors fulfill their roles, they can integrate the promotion of character education at various levels for their county 4-H program.
September 30, 2014 | Kendra Moyses | Stress management doesn’t have to be a chore! Use this fun activity to help manage stress.
September 30, 2014 | Judy Ratkos | Pre-college programs serve an important purpose for postsecondary institutions and communities by offering K-12 students opportunities to prepare academically and socially for higher education.
September 24, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to get involved in the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.
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- 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