Wonder how to become president?
Young people (5 to 19 years old) are invited to join 4-H and gain the knowledge, skills and practical application needed to be participatory members of our democracy, learn job skills and have fun. Programs and 4-H Clubs are done through a cadre of trained volunteers and staff who work with young people on dynamic and meaningful educational programs.
Through citizenship, leadership and community service learning activities, young people learn how their actions (such as voting, participating in community service activities, writing letters to their legislators and taking action on an issue important to them) can help them understand how to make a difference. In the process, they learn life skills, understand themselves, learn to learn, communicate better, make positive decisions and learn to get along and work well with both youth and adults.
Michigan 4-H is proud to be a leader in citizenship, leadership & service!
Through the following goals, young people experience citizenship, leadership and service in the context of positive community youth development. 4-H citizenship, leadership and community service learning programs:
- Meet the needs of youth by developing fun and relevant experiences designed by youth and adults.
- Use a variety of research-based learning processes and resources to engage youth in a variety of hands-on activities.
- Involve youth and adults as partners existing at all levels of program design, implementation and evaluation and through shared knowledge and activities have reciprocal leading, teaching and mentoring roles.
- Recognize the value of volunteer and professional staff and support them through a well-coordinated system of professional development opportunities.
- Communicate the outcomes of programs to local communities, legislators and other stakeholders.
- Seek out charitable grants and public funding to support citizenship, leadership and service programming in 4-H.
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Janelle Stewart, Leadership and Civic Engagement Work Group Co-Chair
Brian Wibby, Leadership and Civic Engagement Work Group Co-Chair
June 21, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | Teens can take on important leadership roles when running livestock auctions.
June 21, 2017 | Brian Wibby | The RAYSE Index provides county-specific data to help target increased civic engagement efforts aimed at 18-29-year-olds.
June 21, 2017 | Darren Bagley | Freedom of speech and the ability of government to regulate it have been an issue since before the United States was founded.
June 21, 2017 | Darren Bagley | The right to bear arms is part of our Constitution. Delve deeper into the second amendment with youth by asking questions and engaging in conversation.
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.
June 19, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | Exploring the roles and responsibilities of a 4-H club president and how they are similar from that of the President of the United States.
June 19, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | What is the job description of the President of the United States and how does that relate to the president of a 4-H club?
June 12, 2017 | Sheila Urban Smith | Helpful tips for safe and fun outdoor games.
June 5, 2017 | Darren Bagley | Private property rights and the ability of government to regulate them have been an issue since before the United States was founded.
June 2, 2017 | Darren Bagley | Engage with the young children in your life about the role of different levels of government in your school.
Find an Expert
Jun 26, 2017 – Jun 29, 2017 | MSU Extension - Bay County, in the Bay County Building 515 Center Ave. Ste 301, Bay City, Michigan
Jul 6, 2017 | Detroit Tiger Stadium, 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Jul 10, 2017 | Various Locations
Jul 17, 2017 – Jul 22, 2017 | Oceana County Fairgrounds, 1025 S. State Street, Hart, MI 49420
Jul 21, 2017 | Kettunen Center 14901 4H Drive Tustin, MI 49688
Aug 6, 2017 – Aug 12, 2017 | MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Dr., Chatham, MI 49816