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  • 4-H Global & Cultural Education

    4-H offers a variety of opportunities for kids and adults to learn more about our global community and develop an appreciation for diverse perspectives and cultures.

  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 11-19 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 Visual Arts

    Visual art activities allow young people to express their creative side while gaining valuable life skills and self-confidence.

  • 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.

  • World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute

    The World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute is a one-day event that gives high school students the opportunity to present research and recommendations on how to solve key global challenges.

  • 4-H Scholarships & Recognition Program

    The 4-H Scholarship and Recognition Program provides both youth participants and 4-H volunteers with recognition and rewards for their work in 4-H.

  • 4-H Interstate Exchanges

    Visit another state to experience the lives of other 4-H members or host a 4-H'er in your own home. Through interstate exchanges, youth learn about communities and cultures different from their own and develop an appreciation for diversity.

  • 4-H China Project

    Conducted in cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, the Michigan 4-H China Project is a global education program that allows youth to explore another culture while communicating with their peers across the globe through visual letters.

  • 4-H Communications

    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.

  • National 4-H Congress

    This five-day conference in Atlanta, Georgia, offers workshops on topics such as diversity, cultural experiences, leadership and team development. 4-H’ers can also apply to be on the leadership and design teams that develop and conduct the event.

  • 4-H Folkpatterns

    Youth explore cultural traditions, history, traditional crafts, foods and their own heritage through 4-H folkpatterns.

  • 4-H International Exchange Programs

    Michigan 4-H offers youth and their families an opportunity to think globally, grow in their cultural awareness, and gain knowledge about the world through international exchange programs that include both hosting and travelling abroad.

  • Crafts Around the World Series: Paper Beads

    Published on May 21, 2020
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making paper beads.

  • Crafts Around the World Series Huichol Picture: Yarn Art

    Published on June 23, 2020
    This activity provides youth the opportunity to learn about cultural activities as well as practice making yarn art.

  • Photovoice engages adult allies on LGBTQ student issues in school

    Published on July 30, 2019
    Results of a study indicate photography can be utilized to bring awareness of issues faced by LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) students to others in their community.

  • Fourth Thursday in November marks National Day of Mourning, others celebrate Thanksgiving

    Published on November 14, 2019
    Nov. 28, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the National Day of Mourning and is an opportunity for non-native youth to explore Thanksgiving from the perspective of Native American and Indigenous people.

  • George Washington Carver’s contributions to agriculture in the U.S.

    Published on February 13, 2019
    George Washington Carver, known as the “Peanut Man,” was a world-class educator and famous botanist.

  • Six Michigan youth selected as delegates to attend 2019 World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

    Published on September 4, 2019
    Michigan youth will join leaders from around the world to discuss solutions to global food security and other grand global challenges this October.

  • Learn a foreign language

    Published on July 9, 2020
    Learning a foreign language can be a fun, educational way to learn about culture.

  • Land acknowledgements a way to honor Native American and Indigenous people

    Published on July 30, 2019
    Land acknowledgments are a simple, powerful way to show respect to Native American and Indigenous people, which help to correct the stories and practices that erase Indigenous people’s history and culture.