4-H Youth Development

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Available to youth aged 5 - 19.

Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth division of MSU Extension. 4-H involves adult volunteers in providing positive, experiential, university knowledge-based educational opportunities for and with youth aged 5 to 19 to improve their lives and communities. Programming is delivered through 4-H clubs and in- and out-of-school, community-based networks. County-based staff members, in concert with on-campus MSU faculty members, serve every Michigan county with programming focused on children, youth and families; agriculture and natural resources; and community and economic development.

4-H Youth Development gives youth the opportunity to expand their friend circle, use their creativity, build on their leadership skills, and make a difference in their community. 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth program in the nation, with more than 5 million youth involved in clubs, after-school groups, and other activities all over the country. You can select a 4-H youth program designed for just your age group. You can join the 230,000 youth in Michigan who are doing cool things and learning more about topics that interest them by contacting your local MSU Extension office.

Call your closest MSU Extension office by dialing toll-free 1-888-MSUE-4MI (1-888-678-3464) and entering the first five letters of your county’s name. Ask to speak with someone about joining 4-H. To locate a county office visit the MSU Extension county office list.

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