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  • 4-H Camp Ready-SET-Go!

    Published on January 17, 2011
    Michigan State University Extension in Alcona, Montmorency, Otsego and Presque Isle counties pooled local and 4-H participation fee resources to provide a 2010 summer camp for both 4-H and non 4-H members focused on science, engineering & tech.

  • 4-H teens try their hands at social entrepreneurship

    Published on January 17, 2011
    4-H teen citizenship, leadership and service workshop helps teens generate a generous donation of bunk beds and bedding to Newaygo County families in need.

  • Washington trip offers practice in leadership

    Published on January 17, 2011
    Citizenship. Leadership. Civic engagement. These are just some of the things Southwest Michigan teens learned during their week full of 'learning by doing' at this year's 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus.

  • New 4-H worm farming program expands inch by inch

    Published on January 17, 2011
    The 4-H Worm program introduces youth to raising worms for entrepreneurial projects. 4-H'ers raise red wiggler worms in household bins to either sell the worms to anglers or sell vermicompost to farmers and gardeners.

  • Youth enjoy packed weekend at Kettunen Center during 4-H Mentoring Weekend

    Published on December 2, 2010
    Nearly 40 people came together for the annual 4-H Mentoring Weekend this July. Twenty match-ups of 4-H mentors and youth, as well as 15 volunteers, spent a weekend at the 4-H Kettunen Center in Tustin, MI.

  • 4-H Exploration Days – prepares youth for successful transition to adulthood

    Published on December 2, 2010
    4-H Exploration Days was created in 1970 with the purpose of exposing young people across the state to Michigan State University and all it has to offer. Continual improvement and adaptation is the mantra for this 4-H youth development conference.

  • Future millionaires sighted!

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Not many young people would give up their Sunday evenings to attend a meeting, but 20 Leelanau County youth have been doing just that in hopes of becoming millionaires by saving regularly, making sound financial decisions and investing wisely.

  • Wayne County 4-H gardening program helps build youth entrepreneurship skills

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Working under the leadership of key 4-H club leaders Leslie Huffman and Cornelius Williams, the Vandalia Gardens 4-H Club of Wayne County has been instrumental in teaching 4-H youth the business of farming and generating revenue with their harvest.

  • New UP program has youth "eating like horses"

    Published on October 13, 2009
    What do you get when you combine a Proud Equestrians Program (PEP), information about healthy eating and some creative educators from Allegan County MSU Extension? The new "Your Horse & You…Healthy Together!" program.

  • Club founder and founding member pursue their dreams

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Lisa Hodge Kander and Leah Walsh spent more than a decade together in the 1990s, creating some of Michigan's most ambitious youth theatre productions through the Class Act Drama 4-H Club of Oakland County.

  • Michigan welcomes volunteers from 12 states

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Imagine a place where 4-H volunteers from different states can come together to gain new ideas, share knowledge, learn about personal development and new program development - and to celebrate.

  • Great Lake State photos

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Youth aged 9 to 19 from 40 Michigan counties submitted entries in the 2009 Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos were selected to represent our state and to be part of a touring exhibit for 12 months.

  • Baraga County 4-H and Red Cross partner to train babysitters

    Published on October 13, 2009
    In 2003, Baraga County 4-H became aware of the need for youth ages 11 to 15 to have a certified babysitting class. Since then, 4-H and Red Cross have been working together to train babysitters.

  • Nominate a 4-H alumnus!

    Published on October 13, 2009
    The Michigan 4-H Emerald Clover Society honors former Michigan 4-H members whose professional leadership and community service reflect the ultimate outcome of 4-H membership.

  • Yes I Can 4-H Club members present butterfly garden

    Published on October 13, 2009
    Members of the Yes I Can 4-H Club, key 4-H club leader/teacher Margaret "Peggy" Colrin and other students and staff at the Day School for Deaf touched a crowd of nearly 200 as the youth performed during their school's butterfly garden dedication.

  • Creating cross-cultural understanding through art

    Published on October 13, 2009
    As part of the 2009 4-H Children's Art Exchange with China, thousands of Michigan kindergarten through sixth-grade students from 22 counties painted and drew "visual letters" for Chinese children their own ages.

  • Teaching is something everyone should try

    Published on October 13, 2009
    This story from Jr. Master Gardener volunteer Babette Stenuis-Stolz shows how science learning can be incorporated into nearly any topic - and you thought gardening was just about having a green thumb!

  • 4-H Exploration Days 2009 marks 40 years!

    Published on October 13, 2009
    4-H Exploration Days 2009 marked the 40th anniversary of the nation's largest 4-H pre-college conference. More than 2,700 youth and adults converged on the MSU campus from June 24 to 26.

  • Wayne County creates crate full of resources for successful Junior Master Gardener program

    Published on October 13, 2009
    In Wayne County this year, the Junior Master Gardener 4-H program was able to reach a diverse group of young people at a variety of sites.

  • Cloverbud camp builds skills for youth and teens

    Published on October 13, 2009
    With 24 5- to 8-year-olds in attendance, Washtenaw County 4-H held its first ever 4-H Cloverbud Camp June 16-18, 2009. Seventeen 4-H teen counselors served as mentors for the participants and assisted campers with activities.