Join Michigan 4-H in celebrating the “Month of the Military Child” this April
Michigan 4-H Military Family Program is celebrating the Month of the Military Child during the first two weeks of April with a virtual challenge youth across Michigan can participate in.
April is the “Month of the Military Child” – a time to celebrate military-connected children for their selflessness and sacrifice as they serve our country as part of a military family (Military Child Education Coalition, 2023).
Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H Military Family Program is celebrating the Month of the Military Child during the first two weeks of April with a virtual challenge in which youth across Michigan can participate. In its third year, the virtual challenge will have new missions to complete to score points and earn prizes.
“We are grateful to our military partners across the state for collaborating with us, and are looking forward to celebrating military children during the program and throughout April” said Katelyn Golembiewski, MSU Extension 4-H program coordinator in Macomb County and Michigan 4-H military liaison.
Simply download the GooseChase app for free. Compete with others for points and prizes by posting text, photos, and videos. See where you fall in the rankings daily by checking out the leaderboard and activity feed. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. In addition, the first 50 registrations will receive a free 4-H Mars Base Camp Rover and 4-H Ocean Robot to use in the challenge.
How to participate:
This program is open to any youth ages 13-19. Younger youth or youth without a phone or tablet can partner with an older sibling or parent/guardian to play as a team. Participants do not need to be in 4-H or have any previous military knowledge to play!
To learn more about Michigan 4-H, visit 4h.msue.msu.edu.