Apply now for 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC)

Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation) are due (not postmarked; received!) by Friday, August 10, 2018.  The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2018-August 31, 2019.

Following are highlights and responsibilities of the council:

  • Age: Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: See the program structure outline on the application for specific numbers of meetings and events. Members are required to attend at least 75% of meetings and events.
    • Working Events: Members are required to work a number of statewide events at the Ohio State Fair, and elsewhere throughout the state (Farm Science Review, Legislative Luncheon, etc.).  Each level of membership differs in the number of events that are required.  See the program structure for more information.
  • Location of meetings: Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, but there are occasionally instances when they are held elsewhere due to events on Ohio State’s Campus.  In these instances, meetings may be held at locations close to campus.  Refer to the application for the locations for the 2018-2019 year.  Members will be notified prior to the location change.
  • Additional Opportunities: Depending on the level of involvement, council members have the option to apply for additional opportunities including the National 4-H Conference, Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, and other opportunities that may arise.

 

 

Reserve Your Spot for the LOOK Leadership Program

Registration is currently open for the LOOK (Leadership Opportunities for Organizational Knowledge) to Clermont Youth Leadership Program for the 2018-19 school year.  Clermont County High School students may register by contacting OSU Extension Clermont County or by seeing their school guidance counselor.

The LOOK to Clermont youth leadership program is managed by OSU Extension Clermont County in partnership with UC Clermont College.  Students are eligible to earn college credit through the Ohio State University.  The LOOK program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and potential, as well as increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County such as community development. Participants also complete a group leadership project that benefits the community.

LOOK Enrollment Form 2018

LOOK Brochure

LOOK to Clermont Graduates 2017-18 Class

This school year, fourteen juniors and seniors from Clermont County schools met one day each month to develop their leadership skills, learn more about the county and meet with community leaders. During the course of the LOOK to Clermont program, they also worked on two projects to benefit their schools and communities. OSU Extension Clermont County and University of Cincinnati Clermont College are proud to collaborate on this program and offer college credit for it. The LOOK to Clermont program is focused around three pillars: place-based education, leadership development and service learning. With many years of success, the program continues to live by the motto, “Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”.

 

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 LOOK to Clermont class: 

Avery Amundson, Goshen

Tristan Collins, Loveland

Peyton Fisher, Williamsburg

Sarah Francis, CNE/Homeschool

Rachel Gastrich, New Richmond

Colton Geary, Goshen

Bethany Gilkison, Live Oaks

Jared Hamilton, Felicity

Micah Hicks, Loveland

Alexander Mason, Loveland

Melanie Matheney, New Richmond

Reagan Papadatos, Bethel

Kaitlyn Sharp, Felicity

Lauren Smith, Goshen

New Teen Opportunity: 4HEYA

Check out this new teen opportunity for 2018—the 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2018.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 19)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • Questions? Contact Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu) or Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu)

Thank YOU Clermont County 4-H Volunteers!

Volunteers are an essential resource and we were pleased to come together Friday evening in recognition of all the great advisors, parents, youth and community partners that make Clermont County 4-H possible.

Clermont County 4-H is fortunate to have 226 volunteers working with youth in 38 community clubs; we’re thankful for each and everyone of them.  We were proud to present Brenda Bayne and Mary Huddle with the Clermont County 4-H Committee Leadership and Service Award.  Brenda is the head advisor of Ruff ‘n Stuff 4-H’ers and serves as an active member of the Clermont County 4-H Committee. Mary is the head advisor of the Young Riders 4-H Club, serves as the Horse Consultant for the Clermont County Junior Fair and is an active member of the Clermont County Horse Committee. Both Brenda and Mary are dedicated leaders who ignite a spark in the next generation by sharing their passion, knowledge and skills.
Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate and to those who continue to give unselfishly of their timeand talent to make the best of Clermont County 4-H even better!

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Achievement Form Workshop

The Teen Leadership Council is hosting an Achievement Form Workshop Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more should plan to attend! Attendees will learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, and enhance forms to make them even stronger. There are two options: basic overview, ideal for 1st time completion attendees and more in-depth, ideal for 2nd+ completion attendees.

New Leadership Opportunity for 2018 – 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)

NEW TEEN OPPORTUNITY!

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to Ohio State Fair, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2018.   Applications available at: https://ohio4h.org/families/just-teens
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 19)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desire
    • Program Fee-$25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members

Teens Receive:

    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program

Questions? Contact Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu) or Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu)

Achievement Form Workshop

The Teen Leadership Council is hosting an Achievement Form Workshop Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the Nationwide Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! 4-H members completing the achievement form, AND 4-H professionals/parents/advisors who want to learn more should plan to attend! Attendees will learn about opportunities that can arise from successful achievement form completion, improve record keeping skills, and enhance forms to make them even stronger. There are two options: basic overview, ideal for 1st time completion attendees and more in-depth, ideal for 2nd+ completion attendees.

 

 

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LOOK to Clermont Kicks Off the 2017-18 Youth Leadership Program

The LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program is off to a great start for the 2017-18 school year.  Participants include 27 juniors and seniors from all nine Clermont County School Districts. Students and parents came together for the Call to Action orientation and overview.  They are looking forward to fine tuning their leadership skills and giving back to their community via a service learning project.

LOOK to Clermont Youth Leadership Program is managed by OSU Extension Clermont County in partnership with UC Clermont College.  Students are eligible to earn college credit through both institutions. The program is a series of classroom and practical learning experiences designed to develop and enhance leadership skills and potential, as well as increase awareness of critical issues in Clermont County. Participants also complete a group leadership project that benefits the community.

2017-18 LOOK to Clermont Youth Leaders

Amazon Adventures at 4-H Camp Graham

4-H Camp Graham visited the Amazon this past week with 4-Hers from Clermont and Hamilton Counties. A sampling of scenes is below and more to come soon. Thank you to all who helped to make this possible: 4-H volunteers, Camp Counselors, campers, and many more!