Events

Join Wayne County 4-H as we participate in the American Red Cross Be Red Cross Ready and Hands-Only CPR workshop and learn what to do in a disaster.

Youth choose from 9 topics to explore during a week of day camps at the Ocqueoc Outdoor Center. Attend as many as you like!

Join MSU Extension’s Early Childhood Education staff for a 1-hour online training opportunity held during nap time.

Learn ways to use Be SAFE: Safe, Affirming and Fair Environments to create settings that are physically and emotionally safe for young people.

This camp offers hands-on learning activities, crafts, and active play throughout the day while providing a positive and collaborative atmosphere where Cloverbuds can thrive.

Nurturing Parenting is a series of 6 classes for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and others who care for children.

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.

Healthy Youth

food, nutrition and fitness

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

Contact

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

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