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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.

  • Credit Craze: Managing Your Credit Wisely

    How do you establish credit? What affects your credit score? In this session, increase your knowledge of credit and avoid the craze of debt as you learn what it is, how it works, and how you can best manage credit wisely.

  • Pay Yourself First: Start a Saving Habit

    Putting aside money for the future can help you achieve your financial goals. Learning how to Pay Yourself First is a smart strategy for both short-term and long-term goals.

  • Avoiding Money Mishaps

    Be aware before you share your personal and financial information! Protect yourself and your money from fraudulence, predatory lenders, scammers and identity thieves.

  • Banking Basics

    How are you keeping your money safe? It is important to research and evaluate financial institutions (banks and credit unions) and make the best choice for your financial future.

  • Paying for Post-secondary Education

    As many adults will tell you there are a variety of costs associated with attending any type of post-secondary education. There are many ways to fund post-secondary education or any training after high school. We encourage exploring funding options to minimize debt.

  • They Took What? Your First Paycheck and Taxes

    Understanding why and how taxes and other items are deducted from a worker's paycheck is an important step toward gaining financial knowledge. Explore what taxes are and why we pay them. See how taxes affect your salary vs. your take home pay.

  • Budgeting: Understanding Income and Expenses

    A budget is a plan for how to spend and save money. Budgets include how much you need to spend on necessities, how much you will put aside for savings, and how much you can use for your wants. Budgeting is an important step in reaching financial goals.

  • Do you have a plan? Money goals

    This interactive self-guided course using Nearpod will explore: dreams versus goals, types of goals, why goal setting is important, S.M.A.R.T. goals and give you an opportunity to practice.

  • Grow Your Money: Investing and Risk

    Young people have the advantage of time when it comes to investing. Start your path to wealth at a young age and learn how to make your money work for you!

  • Keep Yourself Out of Debt

    There are many strategies to keep yourself out of debt. Learn how to be proactive in managing your money and making a financial plan.

  • Feb 2

    Adulting 101- Winter Series 2022

    February 2, 2022 – February 23, 2022 Every Wednesday in February 2022 from 4:00-5:00 PM EST Online

    Back by popular demand, MSU Extension’s Adulting 101 will take place every Wednesday in February 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 911 and First Aid

    Be prepared for emergencies.

  • 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.