Join 4-H!


Wonder how tap dancers do the paradiddle? Curious how many eggs chickens lay? Dream of inventing a robot to do your chores? Budding gardener but still a sprout? Wonder how to become president? Aspire to be a fashionista?

Life’s little questions aren’t meant to be answered alone. In 4-H, kids learn practical things like pet care, growing gardens or building things – and important values like responsibility, leadership and teamwork. Explore things that spark your interest! Discover new talents! Make new friends! Develop important skills! And best of all, have fun!

So whether you’re in the city or boonies, become a Michigan 4-H member today and we’ll tackle life’s little questions together!

What is 4-H?

Many people think 4-H is just for kids who live on farms or those interested in raising and selling animals – but that’s not true! Offering a diverse range of topics and interest areas, 4-H is the largest youth development organization in Michigan. In fact, each year more than 200,000 young people, ages 5-19, explore what interests and excites them through Michigan 4-H. In program areas ranging from science and technology to clothing and textiles, and so much more, 4-H provides fun, educational opportunities that become the foundation for a lifetime of success.

Learn more about Michigan 4-H.

Ready to answer Life’s Little Questions? Sign up!

To become a 4-H member today, you can either:

  1. Contact the Michigan State University Extension office in the county where you want to enroll, or;
  2. Fill out and submit the web form on this page

The 4-H program coordinator in the county you’ve selected will follow up with you about next steps in the youth enrollment process: club selection. 4-H clubs are the primary delivery model for 4-H programs and provide youth with unlimited opportunities for learning, relationship-building and fun. Your local 4-H program coordinator will assist you in identifying a 4-H club in your community that meets your interest areas and availability.

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