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Michigan State University Extension
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 12, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6440

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT Programs

 

Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders. The largest youth development organization in Michigan, 4-H provides more than 200,000 young people with experiential learning opportunities that enable them to explore new interests and discover their passion. They’re also empowering young people with skills to lead for a lifetime by growing confidence, civic engagement, leadership, responsibility and more.

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Macomb County 4-H Clubs

 

Michigan 4-H Project Areas

 

4-H China Project

The Michigan 4-H China Project, conducted in cooperation with the People’s Republic of China, is a global education program that often uses the arts for both in-school and after-school learning experiences. More than 300,000 Michigan youth have participated in this project.

Macomb County Sign Up

 

Macomb County 4-H Horse Program

4-H youth explore veterinary and animal science by learning to feed, train and care for equine projects. Participants compete in events such as endurance, trail, gymkhana and shows, and can exhibit at statewide events such as the State 4-H Horse Show.

When you own or care for a horse or pony, you experience pride and responsibility, and develop valuable social and physical skill. You can be involved in a 4-H horse project in lots of ways, and many activities don’t require horse ownership. You can participate in show, trail or endurance riding, study horse science, participate in quiz bowls, rodeos, judging teams and much more!

View a list of the 4-H Horse Program Committee & Subcommittees

 

4-H Environmental & Outdoor Education
 

Macomb County 4-H Youth Mentor

The MSU Extension 4-H Youth Mentor Program has provided mentoring services to Macomb County youth since 1991. We match qualified adult volunteers with Macomb County youth in need of guidance, encouragement, and direction. The goal is to prevent youth from becoming more deeply involved with the court system. We are a prevention program, proven to save county tax dollars by diverting youth from more costly levels of care and intervention.

4-H Tech Wizards

With the guidance and support of caring, committed adult mentors, youth explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics through fun, hands-on projects in the 4-H Tech Wizards program.

Macomb County 4-H Military Programs

In 1995 the Department of Army and United States Department of Agriculture formed a partnership designed to help the Extension/4-H Program to impact new audiences and help the Army meet its mission of providing predictable, consistent youth programs on Army installations worldwide. The goal of the partnership is to build a strong foundation in our military children and youth so that they each possess the necessary life skills to be successful and lead a productive life as well as navigate the special circumstances of being a military connected youth. This is done through hands-on, experiential projects, experiences and opportunities.

Contact Jeran Culina for more information about 4-H Military Programs at (586) 469-5979 or email culinaje@anr.msu.edu .

Diane Wisnewski, 4-H Supervising Educator
wisnews3@anr.msu.edu
248-858-0529

Kathy Jamieson, Extension Educator
jamies13@anr.msu.edu
586-469-6093

Kea Norrell-Aitch, Extension Educator
knboyd@anr.msu.edu
586-469-6264

Jeran Culina, Program Coordinator
culinaje@anr.msu.edu
586-469-5979

Lizz Duran, Program Coordinator
duraneli@anr.msu.edu
586-469-6090

Lisa Kelley, Program Coordinator
lkelley@anr.msu.edu
586-307-8934

Seth Martin, Program Coordinator
mart1885@anr.msu.edu
586-783-8163

Roberta Busquaert, 4-H Support Staff
roberta.busquaert@macombgov.org
586-469-6431