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  • 2020 World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute

    Date: May 07, 2020
    The Michigan Youth Institute is a life-changing experience where students explore solutions to critical global challenges, participate in hands-on activities, and explore exciting ways to make a difference in Michigan and around the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Folkpatterns

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Family bonding at Academic Year Program Midterm Event

    Published on December 18, 2019
    The Academic Year Program Midterm Event is an important time during the exchange year to stop daily life and take time to bond with your exchange delegate.

  • 12-year-old youth travels to Japan on exchange

    Published on December 20, 2019
    Noella Leff was so brave to follow her dream of living in Japan and learning about their culture.

  • A youth’s cultural trip to New Orleans

    Published on December 18, 2019
    The United States offers many cultural experiences for youth. Encourage a child you know to learn about our country and all it has to offer culturally.

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