Michigan 4-H statistics (PDF)
Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth educational program of Michigan State University Extension serving more than 185,000 Michigan youth aged 5 to 19 each year. 4-H staff members work at Michigan State University (MSU) and in every Michigan county with local volunteers to bring the knowledge of the state’s land-grant university to the citizens of Michigan.
Over 20,000 Michigan adult and teen 4-H volunteers work at the local and state level to support experiential learning activities for youth. 4-H volunteers are club, group or resource leaders; middle management leaders; advisory council members and Michigan 4-H Foundation trustees.
Michigan 4-H Youth Development provides educational opportunities that:
• Target age appropriate life skill development.
• Emphasize research-based experiential learning.
• Involve volunteers.
• Engage a variety of partners.
• Include families.
• Reach both diverse and underserved audiences.
• Are accessible.
• Promote a multicultural perspective and appreciation.
• Are fun.
4-H provides learning materials and educational opportunities in these and
• Adventure Education
• Animals and Animal Science
• Clothing and Textiles
• Citizenship and Civic Education
• Communication and Expressive Arts
• Food, Nutrition, Health and Fitness
• Global and Cultural Education
• Natural Resources and Environmental Education
• Personal Development and Leadership
• Plant and Soil Science
• Science and Technology
About MSU Extension
Michigan State University Extension is part of the national Cooperative Extension System which is a partnership of the nation's land-grant universities, state and county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture.