In school 4-H Programming

Did you know there are several opportunities to participate in 4-H programming in school?  Check it out!

Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) is a financial literacy program for youth from Ohio State University Extension.  It can be used with youth ages 12 – 18 but is ideally suited for youth ages 13-16.  This curriculum is time tested and has been highly successful because of the creative community efforts of Extension educators, local school teachers, and community volunteers.

Ohio State University Extension is actively working to prepare youth for their financial futures by partnering with schools to provide Real Money. Real World.  (RMRW).  Over 19,000 Ohio students participated in RMRW in 2014.

This financial literacy curriculum has been time tested since 2005 and has been highly successful because of dedicated teachers and Ohio State University Extension professionals.

RMRW provides young people the opportunity to learn basic money management practices in the classroom and then make simulated lifestyle and budget choices similar to those adults face on a daily basis through a spending simulation.   RMRW is a great example of “learning-by-doing”.

The most preferred and successful Real Money. Real World. programs are partnerships with the county OSU Extension office, the school, the business community and other caring adults who volunteer at the spending simulations.

Chick Quest- Chick Embryology:  Learn all about life cycles when your class hatches chicks.  Teachers receive an incubator, dozen fertilized eggs, egg turner, thermometer, teaching materials, and more.  The cost to participate is $25.00. We will have more information with dates within the next few months.

We also have grow lights that are available for check out for your classroom.

Real Colors: Want to learn ways to better work as a team?  Consider hosting a Real Colors training!  Real Colors is a fun, interactive workshop that will provide you skills and information to understand human behavior and learn the strengths of your team.

If you are interested in learning more about bringing these programs to your school, please contact Rebecca at

I can add your email to my list to make sure you don’t miss Chick Quest.

Please let us know how OSU Extension can help provide hands-on opportunities for your youth.

Don’t forget to sign up to run, be a vendor, or volunteer at the Cincinnati Buckeye Run

Cincinnati Buckeye Run 9/29/19

Join with us and celebrate Hamilton County 4-H at our annual Cincinnati Buckeye Run, Supported by  The KinderGarden School and Spring Grove Cemetery.

Proceeds from this race benefit Hamilton County 4-H and our efforts to provide positive youth development through community clubs, school based initiatives, after-school programs and SPIN clubs.

Hamilton County 4-H has:

  • Served nearly 4,000 youth, representing a diverse cross section of Hamilton County.
  • Partnered with 50 classrooms for ChickQuest, and 4 school gardens thanks to the generous support of the L&L Nippert Cheritable Trust.
  • Continued serving more than 600 youth through our innovative 4-H Agri-Science in the City Program in partnership Pleasant Hill Academy in College Hill.
  • Provided more than 150 youth with the chance to exhibit their 4-H projects at the Hamilton County Community Fair. Projects included robotics, nutrition, photography, vegetable gardening, animal husbandry and leadership.

Show your support by registering for the Cincinnati Buckeye Run, today!

You can also help us advertise, sign up as a volunteer, vendor or donate to our efforts.

Race Day Information:

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2018
Location: Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Check-in: 8:00AM-9:00AM
Runners Start: 9:00AM
Walkers Start: 9:15AM
Course Description: Course consists of blacktop and pavement
Healthy snacks will be served from 8:00AM-11:00AM

Registration opens August 15th!
$8 for 4-H Families ($5 registration + $3 fee).
$34.10 for Community Members ($30 registration + $4.10 fee).

Register Here

(Having trouble with the registration link? Visit:

Teen Mental Health Retreat


Attention all teens!  Here is a great opportunity.

The overnight retreat on mental health is for teens age 14-18 who want to be advocates for mental health in their communities.

Topics include positive self-help activities, building a resource network, stigma combating project, being a mental health advocate, and having impactful conversations.

This will take place at 4-H Camp Ohio.

4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership council is hosting an achievement form workshop September 14, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.! Mark your calendars and plan to learn more about the achievement form and tips for completion.

This is the same form we use for trips, scholarships, and other award opportunities.  Get a head start on it now!

Contact Rebecca if you would like to schedule a time to work on it.

Don’t Forget: Cheviot Starter Flock

The Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association (OCBA) is seeking applicants for the Jim Cluff Memorial Starter Flock Award.
The OCBA started the contest in 1994 to award a Cheviot starter flock to an Ohio youth up to 17 years of age. The purpose of the award is to introduce the youth to the enjoyment of raising and owning a purebred Cheviot sheep, as well as encouraging the growth of new Cheviot breeders in Ohio.
The contest winner will receive the following: a one-year membership in the OCBA, one bred ewe the first year, one ram the second year and in the third year the youth will donate a lamb to continue the award.
The application deadline is September 30th. For an application and contest rules please contact the Ohio Cheviot Breeders Association Starter Flock Committee Chairperson, Tabitha Weisend, at 740-459-9751 or

Consider Joining Junior Fair Board

The JFB plans and conducts the Junior Fair activities of the Greene County Fair. The members serve as Junior Fair Superintendents and assist the Jr. Fair Division Superintendents

The purpose of the Junior Fair Board is to assist in the administration of the Junior Fair, other youth oriented fair programs, and other community service projects. They work with the members of the Greene County Agriculture Society in operating certain areas of the fair. They strive to develop the leadership skills of its members so that they will become the leaders of tomorrow. The Junior Fair Board consists of up to 40 members plus the Junior Fair Board Officers. Members must be older than 13 years of age and younger than 19 years of age, as of January 1st of the current year. Members must be a current member of a youth-serving organization in association with the Greene County Fair. The Junior Fair Board meets at least monthly.

Click here for the application.

JFB Constitution

JFB Requirements for Membership

Carving New Ideas Workshop

Open to 8th-12th grade 4-H members, Carving New Ideas is a camping opportunity for older youth, concentrating on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. It is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University. This year’s theme is The Future of 4-H. All the fun will center around preparing for the future of 4-H, our communities, and ourselves while enhancing leadership skills.

You can share the information on the Ohio 4-H website found here: or share the attached poster.

Deadline to register is October 28 so don’t delay!