Life Skills Education for Adult Volunteers Working with Youth
MSU Extension works in partnership with adults who serve youth audiences in every content area, helping them to intentionally focus on the development of life skills across all programmatic areas of focus. Through the use of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Targeting Life Skills and Experiential Learning Models, MSU Extension helps adults deliberately plan life skills into their current programming to help today’s youth develop the skills they need to become successful adults.
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4-H Clothing & Textiles
Youth explore the world of wardrobes and fashion while learning the essentials of personal appearance, the importance of body image, and how to be a smart buyer.
Having great communications skills can make a big difference in life and work. In 4-H activities, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence in areas such as public speaking, writing, visual communication, video and media.
4-H Exploration Days
This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 12-19 to explore their future, try new things and experience college life! During this three-day event, youth will gain confidence and independence through hands-on learning and make friends for a lifetime.
4-H Life Skills
The goal of Michigan 4-H Youth Development is that every youth possess the necessary life skills to be successful. Life skills are a basic foundation that prepare youth for success in life.
Character education is the process of learning common attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are important for people to have as responsible citizens. Parents, teachers, 4-H volunteers and families can help youth positively develop character.
Blending different backgrounds together is a unique aspect of Michigan 4-H. Differences including people of diverse backgrounds, heritages, and physical and mental abilities are welcome, and encouraged, to join 4-H as a participant or volunteer.