2021 Fall VANTAGE
Published November 1, 2021
The VANTAGE newsletter is published for members of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. The 2021 spring edition features 4-H'sreturn to face-to-face programming, KSRP Legacy Fund, Stuckman's National 4-H Hall of Fame honor and more.
Longest-serving 4-H Foundation trustee retires from board
Pamala R. Babbitt retired from the Michigan 4-H Foundation board Oct. 1, serving as a trustee since 1984-85.
4-H Children's Gardens adds new breakfast garden
To highlight the importance of starting the day off right, the Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden now features a theme garden dedicated entirely to the first meal of the day.
Two Michigan 4-H’ers win Invisalign ChangeMakers awards for outstanding community contributions
Huron County 4-H’er Addy Stuever Battel and Eaton County 4-H’er Jael Tombaugh rewarded for their selfless efforts.
With passions for STEM and community service, mother-daughter duo forge new 4-H club
Amid a global pandemic, Dr. Teena Chopra, a Wayne County Michigan 4-H volunteer, and her daughter Simran, a 4-H member, dive headfirst into 4-H.
4-H Foundation holds officer and trustee elections
Michigan 4-H Foundation officer and trustee elections were held Oct. 1.
Fairs and 4-H: the tradition continues in 2021
After COVID-19 restrictions limited participation in 2020, Michigan 4-H’ers are excited to be back at county fairs again in 2021.
2022 Michigan 4-H State Award winners announced
4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
Inspired and in-person: face-to-face programming returns for Michigan 4-H
Summer programming is back in full force for 4-H programs across the state as in-person programming returns in 2021.
MSU Extension honors partners, teams and staff members for extraordinary service at 2021 Fall Extension Conference
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension honored outstanding partners, teams and staff members for their extraordinary service during the annual Fall Extension Conference Sept. 27-30.
KSRP establishes Kent County 4-H Special Riding Program Legacy Fund
The Kent Special Riding Program (KSRP) created the Kent County 4-H Special Riding Program Legacy Fund with the Michigan 4-H Foundation to support low-cost therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.
Former Michigan 4-H state leader inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame
Clinton County's Sandra Clarkson Stuckman receives prestigious honor for lifetime of 4-H involvement.
4-H spurs love of learning and future in academia
After graduating from Central Michigan University in spring 2021, Mecosta County 4-H alum Kiara Cushway sent a follow-up letter thanking Mecosta County 4-H once again for her 4-H scholarship, citing 4-H for helping in her educational and career choices.