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4-H is growing current and future leaders: growing kids who are confident and strong, curious enough to question and capable enough to find the answers; growing youth who stick to a job until the job gets done and know how to work with others, as well as lead.

4-H grows from the farms to the towns, and from the suburbs to the cities. Anywhere curiosity roams and confidence thrives. Anywhere technology can be advanced and achievement is valued. Anywhere positive change is possible and giving back moves communities forward. After all, true leaders aren’t born; they’re grown!

What is 4-H?

Many people think 4-H is just for kids who live on farms or those interested in raising and selling animals – but that’s not true! Offering a diverse range of topics and interest areas, 4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan. In fact, each year thousands of young people, ages 5-19, explore what interests and excites them as they grow with Michigan 4-H. In program areas ranging from science and technology to clothing and textiles, and so much more, 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities that empower young people with skills to lead for a lifetime and become the foundation for future success.

Learn more about Michigan 4-H.

Ready to grow with 4-H? Sign up!

If you have previously enrolled in Michigan 4-H or already connected with a club or county staff person, visit 4-H Online to complete or update your enrollment for the current year (check out the 4-H Online Family Guide if you need assistance). If you are new to Michigan 4-H and want to learn more or sign up, either:

  1. Contact the Michigan State University Extension office in the county where you want to enroll, or;
  2. Fill out and submit the web form below.

The 4-H program coordinator in the county you’ve selected will follow up with you about next steps in the youth enrollment process. Your local 4-H program coordinator will assist you in identifying opportunities and/or a 4-H club in your community that meets your interest areas and availability.

There is no enrollment fee for Michigan 4-H - come join the fun!


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Are you familiar with 4-H but are unsure what current opportunities are available for a young person in your life? Have you participated in a 4-H activity and want to connect on a deeper level? Whatever your answer is to these questions, we have an opportunity for youth to engage with us. Take this survey to see what programs might be of interest within the Michigan 4-H program. This survey has been refreshed and revised for 2024, so even if you’ve taken it before, consider taking it again!

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