For youth age 13-19. 4-H TOP provides educational training, some driving, certification tests and graduation; while developing life and job skills.

Participants will share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international cultures.

Explore animal systems and learn about animal health for a broad array of animal species.

Career Preparation

your career ahead

Curious what career is right for you?

Position yourself to get paid! Get the job you want and build your future. Identify skills and learn how to prepare for your career.

Career exploration is the “process in which an individual chooses an educational path or training or a job which fits their interests, skills and abilities.” ( career-exploration.html, retrieved 07-25-12)

Workforce preparation refers to the skill-building and educational programming and training done with individuals to prepare them for work.

You may have heard this statement: “It’s not always the best person who gets the job, but the person best at getting the job.” Many experts agree, so it’s worth investing time to understand everything you can about:


For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or

Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team
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