4-H Youth-Adult Partnerships news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

Programs, organizations and communities benefit when the enthusiasm and fresh perspective of youth is coupled with the wisdom and experience of adults. MSUExtension helps organizations incorporate young people into their governance and decision-making processes, with helpful strategies and best practices for building successful and sustaining youth-adult partnerships.

Contact Brian Wibby, wibby@anr.msu.edu or 906-475-5731, or Jackie Martin, marti623@anr.msu.edu or 734-222-3877, for more information.


  • The art of providing feedback

    Published on January 5, 2018

    Feedback can help us improve our skills and attitudes but it can be difficult to give and receive. These tips can help you offer the type of feedback that makes communities stronger.

  • Listening to understand

    Published on January 5, 2018

    Listening to understand takes practice and asking questions can help you improve this skill.

  • Newly revised teen leadership document is here!

    Published on January 5, 2018

    This updated document will help both youth and adult advisors see how to get the most out of a teen leadership project and how leadership can be very rewarding for both the teen and the groups with which they interact.

  • Communication maze: Take two

    Published on December 8, 2017

    This version of the communication maze activity can be used when space is not limited or if there is a small group.

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