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  • 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 Advisory Group Support

    Training and technical assistance for community and county 4-H advisory groups to help them provide high-quality and effective youth development programming consistent with Michigan 4-H policies and practices.

  • 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 Capitol Experience

    4-H Capitol Experience is an annual four-day conference that helps prepare youth for active citizenship by focusing on civic engagement and public policy.

  • 4-H Junior Citizen Planner

    Youth learn about making effective land-use decisions in their communities while addressing important subjects such as social studies, civics, geography, environmental science, land-use planning and land-use technology.

  • 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 Citizenship & Tribal Citizenship Academies

    High school-aged youth take a hands-on approach to learning about democracy at the local level by seeing firsthand how local, county and tribal governments work.

  • Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council

    The Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council offers leadership and confidence-building, acquisition of important life skills, a chance to explore solutions to environmental issues, and much more! M4HYCC is for children ages 13 to 19.

  • Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council

    State Youth Leadership Council members serve as representatives of the Michigan 4-H program, promoting 4-H through state and local activities, and can provide youth voice and perspective on the development of 4-H programs and curricula.

  • Character Education

    Character education is the process of learning common attitudes, beliefs and behaviors that are important for people to have as responsible citizens. Parents, teachers, 4-H volunteers and families can help youth positively develop character.

  • 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 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.

  • 4-H Community Service & Service Learning

    Michigan 4-H offers an opportunity for youth to learn about community service and service learning. Service Learning focuses on learning and Community Service focuses more on serving.

  • 4-H Leadership, Citizenship & Service

    Discover the many ways to get involved in your community and act locally through activities and events that develop leadership and citizenship skills. Youth gain the knowledge, skills and practical application needed to learn job skills and have fun.

  • 4-H Youth-Adult Partnerships

    Incorporate young people into governance and decision-making processes with resources that help build and sustain youth-adult partnerships - a great way to couple youth enthusiasm and fresh perspectives with adult wisdom and experience.

  • Michigan 4-H Leadership & Civic Engagement Impacts

    Published on September 24, 2019
    Percentages of youth impacts during 4-H youth experiences.

  • 4-H alumna says leadership isn’t just about being in charge

    Published on May 14, 2019
    Michigan 4-H student intern and alumna reflects on the different positions in leadership.

  • Feeding people in need through 4-H livestock auctions

    Published on November 27, 2019
    Livestock auctions are an opportunity to give back to the communities that support them.

  • 4-H members inspire over 5,000 people to complete service in 75 Michigan counties with #DaretoServeChallenge

    Published on November 14, 2019
    Members of the Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council launched the #DaretoServeChallenge to help motivate others to complete at least one act of community service during April as part of the 4-H True Leaders in Service initiative.

  • 4-H provides youth with leadership and a sense of community for life

    Published on December 30, 2019
    A Michigan youth writes of the skills gained through her 4-H experience.