Raise your hand for Michigan 4-H!

Join me in raising your hand to pay it forward to the next generation of 4-H’ers.

April 4, 2018 - Author:

Raise your hand for 4-H.

An important part of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is Michigan State University Extension and their youth development program, Michigan 4-H. This key program provides kids with the opportunity to learn by doing, grow from failure and develop the skills they need to handle whatever life throws their way. No one knows this better than 4-H friends and alumni like myself who have experienced these programs firsthand. With deep-seeded roots in our university and state, I have no doubt there are many 4-H alums like myself throughout MSU and the state.

Today, I’d like to ask those alums, and anyone who supports 4-H, to join me in raising their hand to pay it forward to the next generation of 4-H’ers and help to bring the same opportunities I enjoyed to additional kids in our state. Raising your hand for 4-H is a simple process:

  1. Visit http://www.4-H.org/RaiseYourHand to register as a 4-H alum or show your support of 4-H.
  2. Each hand raised (registered) between now and May 15 has the opportunity to vote for their state to win. The states with the most hands raised will receive a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award. Even if you have registered previously, please do so again this year.
  3. Tweet, post and share your #4HGrown experiences and tag fellow 4-H alumni and supporters, asking them to vote for Michigan as well.

Whether you’re a 4-H alum or not, please take the opportunity to raise your hand for this life-changing youth development program that helps to grow responsibility, compassion, respect and a value of hard work. Together we can grow the next generation of true leaders.

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