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  • Kettunen Center is "Green Lodging Michigan" certified

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Since Kettunen Center opened its doors in 1961, it has always had a strong connection with the environment. Recently, the center received recognition for its efforts from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth (DELEG).

  • 4-H club takes root

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Their garden, part of Sault Sainte Marie's community garden system, quickly outgrew its space. They are grateful to the Sault Gardening Club for the generous donation of two garden plots for the 4-H club to use this growing season.

  • Camp Neyati: Serving youth for 70 years

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Thousands of young people, adult volunteers and professional leaders have enjoyed Camp Neyati each summer since 1938. In 2009, two-hundred-sixty-five young people, ages 8 to 14, enjoyed a week at camp.

  • Grand Traverse 4-H clubs make a difference in community

    Published on October 13, 2009
    4-H is about more than just taking an animal to the fair. Many 4-H clubs incorporate community service into their activities, and some outstanding 4-H clubs of Grand Traverse County are making a difference doing just that.

  • Good kids doing good things

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Our 4-H youth are some of the best of the best. It really provides hope for the future. Someday these good kids doing good things will grow into good neighbors and good community leaders.

  • Youth leaders inspire furry philanthropy

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Members of the Oakland County 4-H Youth Leadership Institute sorted, counted and bagged 1,309 cuddly creatures that were donated to comfort kids experiencing medical emergencies.

  • Capitol Experience leads 4-H'er to internship

    Published on October 13, 2009
    A Clare County 4-H member got a glimpse of how Michigan's legislative process works during the four-day 4-H Capitol Experience conference in Lansing in March of 2009.

  • 4-H Mentoring Weekend strengthens relationships

    Published on October 13, 2009
    On July 17, 2009, the second annual 4-H Mentoring Weekend brought mentoring matches from around the state to Kettunen Center to enjoy a retreat-style conference to strengthen mentoring relationships.

  • Everyone benefits from award-winning mentoring programs

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Macomb County 4-H Youth Development, in partnership with the Michigan Community Service Commission and Learn and Serve America, has participated in the Michigan 4-H Learn and Serve Teen Mentors program since 2006.

  • Grand Traverse youth recycling program is something to "Envi"

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Ellie Perry and Makala Warner, two teens from a 4-H-sponsored group calling themselves Envi, went in front of the Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Council in May of 2009 to present their mission.

  • 4-H mentoring programs and individual mentors honored

    Published on October 13, 2009
    It surely was "An Evening with the Stars" during the 2009 Governor's Service Awards in June.

  • Bi-state team promotes poultry science

    Published on October 13, 2009
    On February 21, 2009, MSU hosted the second annual 4-H Bi-State Poultry Clinic, a collaboration between MSU and OSU. Youth and volunteers from both states were welcome to attend the one-day educational program that covered a wide array of subject matter.

  • Rockin' the green movement

    Published on October 13, 2009
    4-H youth in Sanilac County are "rockin' the green movement" through new science, engineering and technology (SET) programming efforts that have been made possible through a 4-H participation fee grant.

  • 4-H Livestock Day Camp highlights the science in animal science

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Llama, sheep, beef, swine, goat, rabbit and horse enthusiasts explored several aspects of animal science, including breed identification, meat cuts, herding, ear notching, milking, hoof trimming and patterns.

  • 4-H environmental camp offers science education and fun

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Campers and counselors from 30 Michigan counties had a great time while getting hands-on science and technology experiences at 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp August 2 to 8, 2009.

  • Cookies teach campers about energy

    Published on October 13, 2009
    It's nothing new for a 4-H member to learn to bake a cookie, but making cookies without any electrical appliances? Now, that's a new skill!

  • Oakland County gets SET for 2010

    Published on October 13, 2009
    The National 4-H Headquarters has identified three focus areas called mission mandates. They are science, engineering and technology (SET); healthy living; and citizenship. Oakland County 4-H is working hard to make SET a big part of future programming.

  • Slime and gunk and snot, oh my!

    Published on October 13, 2009
    4-H science, engineering and technology (SET) programs were on the hands-on learning menu in northern Michigan this summer, as Crawford County 4-H offered several programs that encouraged young minds and improved science proficiency in the county's youth.

  • Toyota 4-H20 Project educates youth in water quality

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Youth from six Michigan counties are learning water quality education with the Toyota 4-H2O Community Project.

  • Mind design session explores big ideas

    Published on October 13, 2009
    More than 150 4-H youth and adult volunteers from across the state took that question to heart at the second annual Michigan 4-H Business and Entrepreneurship Expo (4-H B&EE).