Janis Brinn

Janis Brinn

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Youth Leadership, Civic and Cultural Engagement Educator




Janis (Jan) Brinn is an educator at Michigan State University Extension. An accomplished MSU Extension professional, Jan has worked in 4-H Youth Development education for 26 years. Jan’s primary office is in Allegan County.

In this role, Jan focuses on global and cultural programming with the Leadership, Civic, and Cultural Engagement Work Team. This includes statewide project areas in global and cultural competencies, international exchange, and communication and expressive arts, including the visual & performing arts. In addition, Jan is the coordinator of the Michigan 4-H International Exchange Programs, Michigan 4-H Visual Letters Art Exchange and Children’s Art Exchange with China, as well as point of contact for the Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World curriculum.

Jan can also provide information in the following topic areas:

• Real Colors Personality Instrument

• Crafts Around the World activities

• Michigan 4-H Creative Arts Celebration

• Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World activities

Jan holds a Master’s degree in Youth Development from MSU. She doubled majored with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Equestrian Studies and Art from the University of Findlay, Ohio. She is a certified 4-H Proud Equestrians Program (PEP) instructor and was a 4-H Horse judge for many years. Jan grew up in 4-H on a Michigan ranch in a small town where she still resides. She is married, has two adult sons and her family has hosted over 30 international guests.

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MSU Extension Educator – Global and cultural programming

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Janis Brinn
MSU Extension Educator
Global and cultural programming

Allegan County MSU Extension
Human Services Building
3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 200
Allegan, MI 49010-9511

Office - 269-673-0370 Ext. 2555
Cell - 269-312-0672
Email - brinn@msu.edu

MSU Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the university resides on land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.