Because of her involvement in Michigan 4-H, Danielle Bott, a student at Michigan State University (MSU), has established strong values for family and community service over the years. In many ways, Bott said, she feels that 4-H is like a large family—she has witnessed many instances when people have donated much time, money and other resources to help others in need. Growing up in an environment that encourages that kind of behavior toward others can leave a lasting impact on the way a person lives his or her life, and it certainly did on Bott.
Former Michigan 4-H member, Nic Massey is making an impact on the college town of Cedar City, UT. Due to his technology and engineering skills developed through the 4-H program, Massey has created a motorized couch which he uses to improve his community and encourage people to get out of their comfort zones. Massey’s accomplishments are an example of what can be achieved through the 4-H program with hard work and a creativity.
Students at Au Gres-Sims Elementary School in Au Gres, Mich., have studied 320 to 500 feet of rivers, creeks and streams this school year while participating in a river project. The Au Gres-Sims Elementary River Project used place-based education to allow fourth and fifth grade students to conduct hands-on science activities in a natural setting.
For the past three years, the Detroit International Academy (DIA) for Young Women has been the home to a 4-H club, The Integrated Intellectuals. In December, this group of young women used their passion for community service to help students gain access to the Detroit College Promise (DCP) scholarship. They first went through training to become educated about the DCP scholarship and to become ambassadors for the program. Once they completed their training, this group was able to further promote the DCP mission to the students at the DIA.
After a long day, whether coming home from school, an extracurricular activity, work or a 4-H club meeting, the first thing on your mind may be filling your growling stomach. Michigan 4-H’er Maeve Alflen will be the first to admit that there has never been a shortage of filling, nutritious food at her house.
When she was named the 2013 Michigan Homemaker of the Year, Kristin Leach could not believe it.
Instead of hitting the stores on Black Friday as many of their peers did, 20 Michigan 4-H’ers packed their bags and headed south on Nov. 29 for the 2013 National 4-H Congress.
4-H teens will experience state government from the inside at the annual 4-H Capitol Experience.
Mark your calendar for the annual 4-H Day at the Breslin Center with the Lady Spartans!