In 1968, Belize government requested Michigan 4-H’s assistance in youth development programs. In 1972, Michigan 4-H youth traveled to Belize to encourage 4-H involvement and learn about the culture. This relationship is still strong after 49 years.
The Art of Teen Leadership: Marquette Photovoice Project engaged youth in expressing their perspectives on issues they think are important in the community using photography as the medium.
International travel takes youth outside of their comfort zone and encourages them to be better communicators.
Many Michigan families have hosted an international exchange student from some organization to help our state rank very high in national statistics. Your family can help Michigan to keep climbing the ladder.
Participants learned about visual arts, crafts, sewing and textile projects at the 2017 Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration Workshop.
Attend a cultural festival and share the experience with a child. Let them be curious, ask questions, enjoy delicious cultural food, learn about new customs and appreciate traditional dress and dance.
Cultural competence, the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps to ensure the needs of all community members are addressed.
Japanese partner LABO and Michigan 4-H have continued their commitment of international exchange for 45 years. Learn more about the cultural significance for these Japanese students.