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  • 4-H Leadership, Citizenship & Service

    Discover the many ways to get involved in your community and act locally through activities and events that develop leadership and citizenship skills. Youth gain the knowledge, skills and practical application needed to learn job skills and have fun.

  • 4-H Community Service & Service Learning

    Michigan 4-H offers an opportunity for youth to learn about community service and service learning. Service Learning focuses on learning and Community Service focuses more on serving.

  • 4-H Junior Citizen Planner

    Youth learn about making effective land-use decisions in their communities while addressing important subjects such as social studies, civics, geography, environmental science, land-use planning and land-use technology.

  • Character Education

    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.

  • Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council

    State Youth Leadership Council members serve as representatives of the Michigan 4-H program, promoting 4-H through state and local activities, and can provide youth voice and perspective on the development of 4-H programs and curricula.

  • 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.

  • 4-H Capitol Experience

    4-H Capitol Experience is an annual four-day conference that helps prepare youth for active citizenship by focusing on civic engagement and public policy.

  • 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.

  • Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council

    The Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council offers leadership and confidence-building, acquisition of important life skills, a chance to explore solutions to environmental issues, and much more! M4HYCC is for children ages 13 to 19.

  • 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 Youth-Adult Partnerships

    Incorporate young people into governance and decision-making processes with resources that help build and sustain youth-adult partnerships - a great way to couple youth enthusiasm and fresh perspectives with adult wisdom and experience.

  • 4-H Advisory Group Support

    Training and technical assistance for community and county 4-H advisory groups to help them provide high-quality and effective youth development programming consistent with Michigan 4-H policies and practices.

  • 4-H Citizenship & Tribal Citizenship Academies

    High school-aged youth take a hands-on approach to learning about democracy at the local level by seeing firsthand how local, county and tribal governments work.

  • Virtual 4-H Officer Elections: Zoom Polls

    Published on September 15, 2020

    Video tutorial on using Zoom polls to facilitate officer elections during virtual 4-H club and advisory group meetings.

  • Youth Voices in 4-H Committees

    Published on June 17, 2021

    Six youth from around the state of Michigan talk about their experiences working with 4-H committees, and what skills they gained from these experiences.

  • Elizabeth Duran

    4-H program coordinator
    duraneli@msu.edu
    586-469-6090

  • Michigan 4-H Leadership & Civic Engagement Impacts

    Published on September 24, 2019
    Percentages of youth impacts during 4-H youth experiences.

  • 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.

  • MSU Extension children and youth listening sessions background and summary

    Published on June 3, 2020
    Michigan State University Extension held 21 listening sessions about the needs of children and families during social distancing. Here is the data.

  • Fun teambuilding for 4-H advisory groups

    Published on August 6, 2019
    Teambuilding exercises can help build relationships and resolve challenges.