Thanks to a grant from the Ohio 4-H Foundation, we will again be hosting “Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day” on Saturday, April 2, 2022 (12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center! This event is open to any 4-H member – ages 13 to 18 – and is completely FREE! Several Teen Leadership Council members have been planning this event and are excited to facilitate this opportunity for their peers.
This day is jam-packed full of opportunities for participants with some highlights listed here:
- Learn about 4-H opportunities at the state level
- Rotate through career preparation workshops covering topics such as resume writing, interview skills, entrepreneurship, goal setting, and more
- Network with peers who are also interested in preparing for their future
See the attached a flyer/registration form to this email. Participants can register at go.osu.edu/taketheleap.
Registration is due by March 19.
Contact Frances (firstname.lastname@example.org), Kayla (email@example.com), or Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation Board has recently voted to add 3 young alumni positions to the Foundation Board beginning January 1, 2022. Attached is the application 2022 Young Alumni Application Final for alumni to apply that is due by August 1, 2021.
The positions they are looking to fill are for 4-H alumni ages 21-30. The board will be looking for diversity in all aspects for the 3 candidates they choose. It will be important that these members have time to devote to a new alumni pen pal program, and can advocate from the young alumni perspective to the board.
On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.
Registration is now open at go.osu.edu/taketheleap and due January 24, 2021.
More information about the program:
We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.
Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:
- February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
- March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
- April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
- May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
- June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
- June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony
We would highly encourage that you share our flyer to your county social media pages. We would love to see every county represented. If you or any of your teens have questions please contact TLC Officers Avalon Havan (email@example.com) or Nat Kresic (firstname.lastname@example.org), or TLC Advisors Kayla Oberstadt (email@example.com), Frances Foos (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sarah Longo (email@example.com).
Flyer: Career Readiness Flyer 2021
2020 Ohio State 4-H Impact Report is now online. This report has lots of great information about Ohio 4-H from 2020 from the Ohio 4-H Foundation.
It can be found at: https://ohio4h.org/foundation/ohio-4-h-youth-development-impact-report
Founded in 1945 as part of The Ohio State University Development Fund, the Ohio 4-H Foundation solicits and receives contributions on behalf of Ohio 4-H in order to enhance the 4-H Youth Development Program, promotes the Ohio 4-H Youth Development program and recognizes 4-H members and adult volunteers. The Ohio 4-H Foundation established an Endowment in 1946 in order to create a permanent investment. With private support from individuals, businesses and organizations, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is able to fund new programs and improve existing programs at the county, region, and state levels. Annual program grants are awarded by the Foundation to support innovative programs, meet emerging, local needs or pilot new efforts. Thus, the support of donors throughout Ohio is vital to our success.
The Ohio 4-H Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards and positive youth development experiences.
Here are specific responsibilities of board members:
- Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).
- Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via conference call (often times the committees meet during the day).
- Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.
- Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.
Each year, current members in good standing have been given the privilege of representing Ohio 4-H on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board. This year, we will select 1 member to serve a two-year term. The term is from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022.