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Michigan 4-H is the youth development program of Michigan State University Extension and national 4-H, which is the largest youth development organization in the country. Our long history, highly effective programs, expansive reach, and unique partnerships make Michigan 4-H the best choice for preparing today’s youth to succeed as individuals and members of society. With the right investments from people who care about the future of young people in our communities, we will build on 4-H’s success. We will make 4-H possible for even more Michigan youth. We will Empower Extraordinary! Read more about the 4-H’s priorities.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation seeks to raise $12.5 million in the Empower Extraordinary campaign. We will achieve this goal with a mix of endowment and annual funds.
To date we have raised $9.8 million, but more private support is needed to achieve our full potential and propel this great university forward.
“If you found some people who didn’t know anything about 4-H and described what we seek to accomplish with young people today—and how well we succeed—those individuals might think that 4-H is some new program custom-tailored for the needs of youth in the 21st century. And they would be right—we’ve been a program designed to serve young people every year for over 100 years.”