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  • Michigan 4-H Healthy Living Challenge: 5-2-1-0 For Your Health

    As one of the four main pillars of 4-H, Michigan 4-H encourages youth across the state to join them in focusing on healthy living. Participate in the 5-2-1-0 Challenge to help jumpstart your healthy living!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 4-H Exploration Days

    This MSU precollege program welcomes youth ages 12-19 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.

  • Building Strong Adolescents

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

  • Together We Can

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Kea Norrell-Aitch

    Child and Family Development

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Fruit or Vegetable?

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will learn to identify fruits and vegetables by determining if the picture on the card is of a fruit or a vegetable and placing the card in the correct bag.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Strong Bones = Calcium

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will match the bags of flour (which represent the amount of calcium in the bones) to the age of a person. This will reinforce the idea that people build bones as they get older but then bone building stops.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: My Favorite Exercises Are...

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity you will name several physical exercise you like to do and then create an individual balloon and toss it to choose an exercise to perform.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Full Healthy Living Activity Book

    Published on October 18, 2018
    The Heads In, Hearts In family enrichment program encourages families to use their minds as a tool to expand their knowledge around a variety of topic areas. This packet contains all 15 healthy living activities.

  • 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.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: A Drop of Blood

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will look at a model of a drop of blood and a picture that shows the parts of blood labeled. Using the picture, you will identify the four parts of blood in the model.

  • Heads In, Hearts In: Breathing Sphere

    Published on October 18, 2018
    In this activity, you will learn a basic breathing technique that both adults and children can use whenever they feel tense or stressed, and need a calming exercise.