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  • Keep your friends close and your Friends of Extension closer

    Published on February 4, 2019
    Life came full circle for Andrew Walker when he used his leadership skills from 4-H to save MSU Extension programming in his county.

  • Jun 15

    Everything Shooting Sports: a 4-H SPIN Club

    June 15, 2021 – July 20, 2021

    Teen leaders - learn more about becoming an ambassador for your shooting sports club!

  • Jul 1

    Cooking with Kristi - Session 1

    July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021 Zoom

    Cooking with Kristi is a six-part on-demand cooking video series for youth.

  • Youth Business Guide to Success

    A curriculum for youth ages 12-19 that helps them make the most of their 4-H market animal project. Explore and practice production, management and distribution skills while viewing careers in the world of animal science and agribusiness.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 Science Blast in the Class

    Science Blast in the Class is a great resource for teachers in the classroom, those working in after-school programs or as part of a club. The guide includes 13 hands-on lessons as well as support materials to enrich the learning process.

  • 4-H Smart Money Contests

    Join Michigan 4-H as we hold fun contests and workshops leading up to National Financial Literacy Month in April. Expand your knowledge and compete with other youth across Michigan to earn prizes in money management challenges.

  • 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 Life Skills

    The goal of Michigan 4-H Youth Development is that every youth possess the necessary life skills to be successful. Life skills are a basic foundation that prepare youth for success in life.

  • 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.

  • 911 and First Aid

    Be prepared for emergencies.

  • Youth Business Guide to Success: Make the Most of Your 4-H Market Animal Project 4H1694

    Intended for 12-19 year olds, this curriculum is very adaptable to 4-H and non-4-H audiences working with animals. 4H1694

  • 4-H Head Life Skills Pocket Card

    A durable 3x5 pocket-sized version of the 4-H Head Life Skills Sheets that can be easily transported and used anywhere.

  • 4-H Hands Life Skills Pocket Card 4H1677

    A durable pocket-sized version of the 4-H Hands Life Skills Sheets that can be easily transported and used anywhere. A companion piece, the 4-H Hands Life Skills Sheets, are available as a free download on the Michigan State University Extension website.

  • Developing relationships with youth

    Published on January 17, 2020
    For youth to be successful in life, relationships are the key. Let’s look at a simple tool that can be used to help develop relationship with youth.