4-H is a Community
4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension-a community since 1902 of more than 100 public universities across the nation that
provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science,
agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take
on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every county and parish in the country through in-school and afterschool
programs, mentoring, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.
Our programs are available for youth ages 5-19. When you go to 4-H events and activities, contagious laughter and smiles are
everywhere. When you join 4-H you are joining a family. The 4-H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. They
represent the four values members work on through fun and engaging programs.
HEAD = Managing & Thinking
HEART = Relating & Caring
HANDS = Giving & Working
HEALTH = Being & Living
In Michigan, 4-H Youth Development is delivered locally and operated through a partnership between the county government,
Michigan State University Extension, and the U.S Department of Agriculture.
You can contact us by phone, (248) 858-0889 or email us 4hOakland@anr.msu.edu