Snap-Ed and MSU Extension present an opportunity to explore the problem-solving process used in science and engineering while planning a balance meal for busy lives.

4-H TOP satisfies federal law for operation of 20 PTO HP or greater tractors, by 14-15 year olds employed on property not owned/leased or operated by parent/legal guardian.

4-H Winterfest offers participants an opportunity to experience an overnight camp setting and learn about project areas.

Media Smart Youth.

Staying warm doesn't mean sacrificing fun!

Join Upper Peninsula's 4-H Programs in Marquette County for downhill skiing, luge runs, fun activities and delicious food!

Spend a week with an eye out for hatching chicks, caring for goats, collecting chicken eggs, investigating a living pond and discovering how the forest springs to life.

Join our staff for a one-hour online training opportunity held during nap time. Connect through your computer and learn about alternatives to anger with young children.

Join other Michigan youth to experience college life, learn new ideas, and build skills needed for future success. 200+ action-filled classroom & field trip sessions offered.

Healthy Youth

food, nutrition and fitness

Want to learn more about healthy after school snacks?

“My health to better living”

Kids need all the information they can get about their food and fitness options. You can promote nutrition, health and fitness as important parts of a young person’s development. 4-H offers learning opportunities and resources that help kids make healthy food choices, develop their food purchase and preparation skills, create plans for fitness, and prepare and handle food safely.

Health involves the physical, social, intellectual, mental and environmental well-being of young people. Michigan 4-H Youth Development supports and empowers individuals, families and volunteers to help young people make proactive decisions about healthy lifestyles. 4-H links decision-making skill building to current health issues such as tobacco use prevention, stress management, nutrition and fitness to teach youth:

  • Healthy behaviors
  • The science of human diseases
  • Ways to become advocates in their communities to build healthy lifestyles

Through 4-H health programs, young people develop:

  • Positive values such as responsibility and restraint
  • Positive identity and self-esteem
  • Social competencies such as resistance skills, stress management skills and the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices

Get Involved!

  • Get involved in youth tobacco prevention.
    Michigan 4-H Youth Development offers a youth tobacco prevention curriculum called “Life’s A Kick! Don’t Start” that provides information and activities designed to encourage young people to make healthy choices about tobacco use. Check out ”Life’s a Kick! Don’t Start” to find ways you can get involved in this very important youth health issue.


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

B’Onko Sadler, Associate Program Leader
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Phone: 517-432-7618''517-432-7618


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