Nurturing Parenting is a series of 6 classes for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and others who care for children.
Trick o' treating, hayrides, haunted cabins & trail, crafts, Halloween games, costume contest, 5K run/walk, food and more!
5K fun run/walk to benefit 4-H Camp Kidwell.
Participants will share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international cultures.
4-H Winterfest offers participants an opportunity to experience an overnight camp setting and learn about project areas.
Pledging your 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 and personal safety 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, prepare and handle food safely and increase knowledge of personal safety in areas such as distracted driving.
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, distracted driving, seatbelt safety, 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
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
- Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments (HNI101)
- Eat Healthy! Be Active! Play Outside! Enjoy Nature! Make Friends! Youth Activity Sampler
- Food, Culture & Reading: A Facilitators Guide for Grades 4-6
- Healthy Habits! A Leader’s Guide to Helping Children Reduce the Risk of Cancer (4H1597)
- JIFF Info. for Staff, Educators and Volunteers
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Promotional Materials
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Book List for Youth
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Websites for Families
- Jump Into Foods & Fitness: Recommended Websites for Youth
- Life’s a Kick! Youth Tobacco Use Prevention Project (4H1596)
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Fact Sheets
- Nutrition, Physical Activity & Health Organizations & Programs
- Selecting Vegetables for Exhibit (4H1175)
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tobacco Use Prevention Organizations
- Zoonotic Disease