Michigan 4-H prepares youth for college success

The economic returns of a better-educated and more skilled workforce are widely recognized, bringing national attention to the need to equip youth with the requisite skills to succeed in college.

The economic returns of a better-educated and more skilled workforce are widely recognized, bringing national attention to the need to equip youth with the requisite skills to succeed in college.

The economic returns of a better-educated and more skilled workforce are widely recognized, bringing national attention to the need to equip youth with the requisite skills to succeed in college. MSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program is helping to secure a more prosperous future for Michigan by preparing the next generation of college graduates. Through diverse programs serving more than 200,000 young people, Michigan 4-H helps youth develop important life and leadership skills, increase college aspirations and improve college readiness.

  • 61% of Michigan’s 4-H alumni enroll in college the fall after high school.
  • 4-H alumni are more likely to enroll in college than their same-age peers in 80% of Michigan counties.
  • 41% of Michigan 4-H alumni (versus 35% of their same-age peers) have earned a bachelor’s degree 6 years after high school.

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