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4-H Introduction of Activities, Events & Other Information
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills!
Teach youth skills that will last a lifetime.
Help youth make friends and learn teamwork.
Help youth discover the value of diversity.
Help youth grow as citizens through leadership and service.
4-H offers youth, ages 5-19 (based on their age as of January 1 of the program year), fun learning opportunities through clubs, after-school programs and local, state, national and international events.*
For club referrals or more information, feel free to contact our office at (989) 831-7500.
Member participation fee = $20 each or $60 for a family of 4 or more youth.
How to Join 4-H
If you are interested in joining 4-H in Montcalm County, please contact Tarin Minkel at the MSU Montcalm Extension office at (989) 831-7514.
Member (Ages 8-19) /Cloverbud (Ages 5-7) Enrollment Information
Potential New 4-H Families: listed below is more information regarding 4-H, please read this information before enrolling in 4-H.
- Potential 4-H Family Letter
- Potential 4-H Family Recruitment Flyer
- 4-H Information Flyer
- Potential 4-H Family Interest Finder Form
- 4-H Family 4HOnline Enrollment Guide
To enroll in Montcalm County 4-H:
Please go to the new 4HOnline website at: http://mi.4honline.com using either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for you web browser, as Internet Explorer is not compatible. For step-by-step/instructions on how to use 4HOnline, open the 4HOnline Family Guide (for new 4-H family enrollments) or 4HOnline Re-enrollment Process (for 4-H re-enrollee's) on the 4HOnline website. Once 4-H members/cloverbuds are enrolled on 4HOnline, please fill out the 4-H Family Participation Fee Worksheet below and give it to your Club 4-H Administrative Leader along with your $20 participation fee ($60 max for families of 4 or more) before: December 1, 2019 (for re-enrolling 4-H'ers) or by April 1, 2020 (for new 4-H'ers). Participation Fee checks are made payable to: Michigan State University (MSU). Scholarships are available to help pay 4-H participation fees. If a scholarship is needed, please contact the MSU Extension office at (989) 831-7500 to find out the process.
Any youth aged 18, 19 or 20 at the time of a 4-H event who are planning to attend as a participant must fill out the Background Check Form. At least one reference check and a criminal history check will be conducted in accordance with the Michigan 4-H Youth Programs Youth-Adult Housing Policy for 4-H Overnight Events.
If you have any questions, please contact Tarin Minkel, 4-H Program Coordinator, at the MSU Montcalm Extension office at (989) 831-7514.
4-H State Events
- Statewide Events
- 4-H Capitol Experience
- 4-H Exploration Days
- Great Lakes Natural Resources Camp
- 4-H Volunteer Training Workshop Schedule