National 4-H Congress – considered 4-H’s capstone event – is an extraordinary leadership, citizenship and community-service opportunity for youth aged 14 to 19. In this article, the 2012 assistant coordinator for the Michigan delegation, 4-H Educator Roxanne Turner, and Michigan’s 2012 youth delegate advisor, Morgan Bruce, describe their experiences at the conference.
One 4-H teen starts a community project to donate fresh eggs to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
Teens from across Michigan gathered at the state Capitol March 17-20 for the annual 4-H Capitol Experience conference.
4-H teen Hannah Montgomery helps kids improve their reading skills when they get to read to her dog, Dash.
One Michigan 4-H member in Eaton County made a choice to educate youth in two Michigan school systems, communicating a message of nutrition and hands-on learning in areas that had few healthy-living-focused programs for youth.
Two brothers from Delta County 4-H took the nationwide 4-H Revolution of Responsibility campaign seriously, when they donated a portion of their fair earnings to give local community charities a boost.
Lenawee County youth who step up to mentor young people with disabilities find they are building relationships as well as imparting principles of horticulture through the Michigan 4-H BLOOM Where You’re Planted program.
One Northern Michigan teen makes an impact in her community after learning that many families in the state suffer from hunger.
If you need a community volunteer in Chippewa County, chances are she is already taking action on the cause.