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.
January 29, 2015 | Michelle Neff | Building a snowman can be lots of fun and a great activity to do as a family. Follow these simple steps to enjoy building a fun snowman and developing life skills with your kids.
January 29, 2015 | Beverly Prystas | Showing Character is a series of hands-on learning activities for young people to teach them about character education when showing livestock projects. Learn more about one important area of character education: caring.
January 29, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | Engaging youth in peer education around financial literacy topics can greatly enhance the depth of knowledge developed. Gain strategies to implement peer education in your program.
January 29, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs should include activity-based experiences and be cooperative learning-centered.
January 27, 2015 | Katie Ockert | Cloverbud programs designed for youth ages 5 to 8 years-old can provide young people with a solid foundation in animal science projects.
January 27, 2015 | Frank Cox | For college bound students with any type of disability, consider a visit to the center(s) that offer resources, assistance and support during a college visit.
January 26, 2015 | Beverly Prystas | Showing Character is a series of hands-on learning activities for young people to teach them about character education when showing livestock projects. Learn more about one important area of character education: citizenship.
January 23, 2015 | Jackelyn Martin | National 4-H Congress builds confidence, communication and life skills.
January 16, 2015 | Thomas Long | Social entrepreneurship has become a youthful movement. Learn how you can gain similar skills through Michigan State University Extension.
January 16, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Career exploration and workforce preparation curriculum helps youth build important skills, learn how and where to improve your knowledge and skills with this training.
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Date: Jan 31, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI, 49688
Date: Feb 2, 2015
Location: Genesee County Michigan State University Extension, 605 N. Saginaw, Suite 1-A Flint, MI 48502
Date: Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015
Location: MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48825
- 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