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  • Together We Can

    Together We Can news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

  • Building Strong Adolescents

    Building Strong Adolescents news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

  • 4-H Military Family Programs

    4-H provides predictable programming, helpful resources and a safe and nurturing environment for military kids who face frequent moves and experience the difficulties surrounding lengthy deployments.

  • Jump Into Foods & Fitness (JIFF)

    Jump Into Foods and Fitness (JIFF) is a research-based curriculum that features eight “Kangaroo Jumps” or sessions that help kids ages 8 to 11 (grades 3 to 5) learn the importance of nutrition, increased physical activity and food safety.

  • 4-H Healthy U at MSU Camp

    Gain knowledge about nutrition, physical fitness and personal safety while having the opportunity to visit and explore MSU!

  • 4-H Healthy Youth

    Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles by offering resources and tools around nutrition, fitness and health in young people.

  • Outdoor Adventure Challenge

    This program uses the outdoors to lead youth in activities that teach how to plan, organize, and conduct their own activities outdoors. Participants learn canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, outdoor survival and safety skills and more.

  • 4-H Plants, Soils & Gardening

    4-H youth explore the broad scope of plant sciences through educational opportunities about crops, vegetables, horticulture and more. Participants learn about topics include weeds, crops, fruits, vegetables, gardening, horticulture, and agronomy.

  • Inclusive 4-H

    Blending different backgrounds together is a unique aspect of Michigan 4-H. Differences including people of diverse backgrounds, heritages, and physical and mental abilities are welcome, and encouraged, to join 4-H as a participant or volunteer.

  • Proper Handwashing

    Published on September 26, 2019

    Handwashing is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of germs. To wash your hands properly, follow these five simple steps.

  • Jill Connin

    4-H Program Coordinator & Community Nutrition Instructor
    conninji@msu.edu
    906-286-3327

  • Kea Norrell-Aitch

    Healthy Living Educator, Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid Coordinator
    kea@msu.edu
    586-469-6264

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 0-5

    Published on November 5, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 0-5 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Planning Your Own Self-Care Worksheet

    Published on June 8, 2021
    Self-care is unique for all individuals. When creating a plan for your own self-care, there are a variety of options to choose from. To get started, pick the top four activities that interest you most and mark them on the provided checklist.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 6-11

    Published on November 7, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 6-11 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Managing Youth Stress

    Published on March 27, 2020
    MSU Extension provides the opportunity for people to understand and help the youth with managing stressful moments within their life.

  • Keeping Kids SAFE: The downside to "sharenting" on social media

    Published on November 7, 2019
    Social media can help friends and family who are scattered across the globe connect with each other. It can also help people feel less isolated when things get tough.

  • Keeping Kids Safe: Ages 12-17

    Published on November 7, 2019
    This resource introduces key concepts and age-appropriate activities for youth ages 12-17 that can be used to help protect children from child sexual abuse and help them build skills and knowledge that will reduce their risk of being victimized.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Hunt for Nutrition

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will begin to identify the five food groups and categorize each food that you find into one of the food groups.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: MyPlate Bracelet

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will create a bracelet as a tangible reminder to help you remember to eat from each of the five food groups, drink water and stay active.