2021 Spring VANTAGE
Published May 18, 2021
The VANTAGE newsletter is published for members of the Michigan 4-H Foundation. The 2021 spring edition of VANTAGE features virtual 4-H SPIN clubs, a new trustee election, two new 4-H endowments, long-term 4-H volunteers, and more.
Blanchards establish endowment to offer MSU scholarships to 4-H’ers
Janet and former Gov. James Blanchard have established a new endowment to support post-secondary scholarships for 4-H’ers attending Michigan State University (MSU). The scholarship application will be open from March 1-31, 2021.
4-H alumnus Domonique Clemons elected to serve as Genesee County Commissioner for 4th District
A dream fulfilled: 4-H participation as a youth was the catalyst for a career in government.
Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council welcomes new members
Five youth selected to the council.
Fifty-three Michigan 4-H volunteers honored for 50 years of service by Michigan State University Extension
As individuals and organizations across the country celebrate National Volunteer Week this April 18-24, Michigan State University Extension is celebrating 53 volunteers who have given 50 or more years of service to Michigan 4-H.
Michigan Agricultural Commodities president elected to Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees
Bruce Sutherland, Michigan Agricultural Commodities president, was elected to the Michigan 4-H Foundation board of trustees Jan. 29, 2021.
Wizarding world of 4-H connects youth with similar interests
Over the past year, many have had to adapt to a new virtual reality. Kathryn Duffy found virtual 4-H clubs filled a void for her seventh-grade daughter, Maddie.
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources extends special recognitions for diversity, equity and inclusion
Faculty and staff receive honors for their outstanding efforts supporting the CANR community.
Kelly Millenbah recommended as CANR interim dean
Millenbah currently serves as senior associate dean of the CANR, a position she will retain during her assignment as interim dean beginning on July 1, 2021.
County 4-H endowments are making a difference in local communities
County 4-H endowments provide general support for current 4-H program delivery, purchase or development of new program and learning materials, support for 4-H youth leadership experiences or any future areas of great need to advance the county 4-H program.
Michigan 4-H helps youth prepare and pay for college
Through programs that prepare students for college and an array of financial scholarships that make college more affordable, MSU Extension is helping youth to prepare and pay for college. It also provides scholarships to outstanding 4-H alumni.
Michigan 4-H offers international conversations from the continent of Europe
Highlights of our virtual learning in Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Norway and Estonia. Visit a European country of your choice virtually before traveling there physically.
MAC makes Michigan Agriculture Crops Garden and STEAM Explorations possible
With a continued investment from Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc. (MAC), the Michigan 4-H Children’s Gardens continue to grow and provide science-based education for Michigan youth.
Dickinson County 4-H alum creates endowment to support his local program
Richard J. Pollard established the Dickinson County 4-H Endowment