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  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Folkpatterns

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

  • 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 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.

  • Michigan 4-H pilot “visual letter” art exchange with Poland and Canada

    Published on June 10, 2019
    Michigan 4-H is excited to be piloting a three-way 2019 “visual letter” art exchange with Warsaw, Poland, and Manitoba, Canada, with Lenawee County 4-H in Michigan.

  • Understanding culture and family history: Immigration

    Published on May 29, 2019
    How did your family come to this country? How is it the same or different for immigrants today?

  • 2019 Michigan 4-H inbound welcome and matching ceremony

    Published on August 19, 2019
    Thirty-three international guests arrived for a month-long homestay with families throughout Michigan.

  • 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.

  • Exploring India as a Michigan IFYE delegate

    Published on September 18, 2019
    Traveling abroad as a young adult is eye opening. Kate Garrity was fortunate to grow up around the IFYE organization and always knew she wanted to participate one day.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Why I make Japanese origami cranes

    Published on April 3, 2019
    Friends, colleagues and family will watch me make Japanese origami cranes and ask, why I make them all the time. This is why.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

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