Visit another state to experience the lives of other 4-H members or host a 4-H'er in your own home. Through interstate exchanges, youth learn about communities and cultures different from their own and develop an appreciation for diversity.
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.
Michigan 4-H offers youth and their families an opportunity to think globally, grow in their cultural awareness, and gain knowledge about the world through international exchange programs that include both hosting and travelling abroad.
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.
Conducted in cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, the Michigan 4-H China Project is a global education program that allows youth to explore another culture while communicating with their peers across the globe through visual letters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.