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Turning your passions into profits

Is it possible to turn your 4-H projects or hobbies into a small business? Learn how at the Turning Your Passions into Profits class at 4-H Exploration Days, June 20 – 22, 2018.

Are you passionate about a 4-H project you are involved in or do you have a hobby that you might consider turning into a business plan? Whether you enjoy raising livestock, creating crafts, growing a garden or designing a website, money can be made doing something you love. You can learn more about entrepreneurship by taking the class Turning Your Passions into Profits at 4-H Exploration Days, Wednesday, June 20 – Friday, June 22, 2018.

Entrepreneurship programs offered through 4-H can help youth take an existing project to new levels or assist in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit. Youth attending Turning Your Profits at 4-H Exploration Days will meet for five hours over a two-day time period. Youth will meet with an instructor and learn about growing a business.

Michigan State University Extension’s 4-H Exploration Days is a three-day, pre-college event for youth ages 11 – 19 years old. Youth attending can choose from over 200 different sessions that are held on and off the campus of Michigan State University. Youth will live in a Michigan State University dorm and eat in the cafeteria just like the college students do.

At 4-H Exploration Days, youth can choose between one or two sessions, depending on what they would like to learn more about. If the project is not offered in their home counties, this is a good way to attend and get information and share back with others in your county. There is also time to swim, skate, bowl or play basketball with new found friends.

Check with your county MSU Extension office or visit the 4-H Exploration Days website for more details on registration, deadlines and what other types of classes are being offered.

Michigan State University Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth Development help to prepare young people for successful futures. As a result of career exploration and workforce preparation activities, thousands of Michigan youth are better equipped to make important decisions about their professional future, ready to contribute to the workforce and able to take fiscal responsibility in their personal lives. To learn about the positive impact of Michigan 4-H youth career preparation, money management and entrepreneurship programs, read the 2016 Impact Report: “Preparing Michigan Youth for Future Careers and Employment.”

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