Want a way to explore your creative side?
Express your creativity with 4-H! Draw, paint, take photos, dance, clown, make music, work with wood or make crafts. Have fun and gain self-confidence as you build your performing and visual art skills.
Did You Know…
Young people who participate in the arts for at least three days each week for at least one year are:
- Four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement
- Three times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools
- Four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair
- Three times more likely to win an award for school attendance
- Four times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem
Source: Americans for the Arts, 2009
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office
Michigan 4-H Youth Development
October 17, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Youth ages 8-12 years old can learn important life skills at 4-H Winterfest, Feb. 3-4, 2018.
October 12, 2017 | Jan Brinn | Michigan 4-H received a special gift from China in celebration of their 25 years of partnership with the Michigan 4-H China Art Exchange.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club. So what do you, as the parent, get out of it?
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Consider these tips to have a successful and fun week at your local county fair.
October 11, 2017 | Betty Jo Krosnicki | Your child has joined a 4-H club, now what? Try these tips to help make your 4-H experience a family activity.
September 26, 2017 | Jamie Wilson | During the week of Oct. 1–7, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will join together for the 75th consecutive National 4-H Week celebration.
August 4, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Appreciate the adults and the roles they fill at fair.
August 3, 2017 | Jennifer Weichel | Appreciate what happens at the fair for youth participants.
July 10, 2017 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-one 4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
June 20, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s take a look at how Gladwin County made impacts through Extension programs in 2016.