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 more than 200,000 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. If you are new to Michigan 4-H and want to learn more or sign up, either:
- Contact the Michigan State University Extension office in the county where you want to enroll, or;
- Fill out and submit the web form on this page.
The 4-H program coordinator in the county you’ve selected will follow up with you about next steps in the youth enrollment process: club selection. 4-H clubs are the primary delivery model for 4-H programs and provide youth with unlimited opportunities for learning, relationship-building and fun. Your local 4-H program coordinator will assist you in identifying a 4-H club in your community that meets your interest areas and availability.
There is a $20 participation fee for each child enrolled in 4-H during any given program year. This fee applies to 4-H Cloverbuds and 4-H members. For families with three or more children, the maximum participation fees paid per family is $60 per year.