This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!
- October 1, 2023 (6:00-7:30 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
- Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2023 by September 29 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
- This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.
If you are interested in having your form reviewed, please let me know and I can help connect you with one of our teen leaders.
Have no idea what the Achievement Record is? That’s okay! See the additional attached flyer: Achievement Record Flyer FINAL that describes what the achievement record is and what awards are available for those that win.
More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.
Achievement Form Workshop Flyer 2023
Application for 2023-2024 Ohio 4-H Health HEROES are open. This statewide teen healthy living advocacy group are called HEROES because they serve as Health Education Resources for Outreach, Engagement, and Service. Youth will learn about current issues and topics in healthy living, learn lessons and activities to implement in their local 4-H community, will be tasked to create an action plan to create change in their local community, and will be a part of a statewide cohort who cares about the health and well-being of Ohio youth.
Benefits of becoming a 4-H Health Hero are:
- Learning about a variety of healthy living topics
- Gaining valuable leadership and communication skills
- Meeting other 4-H youth from across Ohio who are invested in healthy living
- Leaving a positive impact on your family, friends, and community
- Promoting the 4th H!
In previous years we have had youth focus on making change in health topics such as; mental health, vaping, opioids, and more.
Youth who are passionate about health and in grades 9 through 12 may apply! For more information, important dates, and expectations, you may check out https://go.osu.edu/HealthHEROES. Application is due Sunday, October 15th, 2023 by 11:59 pm.
Any questions, you may contact Justin Bower, State 4-H Healthy Living and Ohio Military Kids Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 614-247-1979.
2024 Health HEROES Flyer
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 (email@example.com), Kayla (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Sarah (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) applications for the 2021-22 year are now available and can be found on our website at go.osu.edu/TLC! Please let any interested individual know so they may apply. Please note, because it is only a one year term, current TLC members who wish to continue their service must re-apply.
- Applications and more information about the group can be found online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021 to Sarah (firstname.lastname@example.org). We recognize this falls during some county fairs, so encourage teens to apply early! We will accept applications as early as today 😊 The term for selected individuals will be September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022.
- If you want to “share” on Facebook, you may do so by sharing the link on the “Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council” Facebook page (posted today). If you want a blurb to copy for your newsletter, you may use: “Applications and more information to be an Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2021-22 program year are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due (received, not postmarked!) by Friday, August 13, 2021.”
If you have questions on this opportunity, please let Sarah (email@example.com), Kayla (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Frances (email@example.com) know.
Here are some highlights about the 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 2021-2022 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.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today that his office is now accepting applications for the Teen Ambassador Board.
The Attorney General’s Teen Ambassador Board consists of high school juniors and seniors from public, private, charter, online and home schools in Ohio. The mission of the program is to provide Ohio’s future leaders with an inside look at state law and government.
“Supporting and providing opportunities to our youth is a great way to help shape the future,” Yost said. “The Teen Ambassador Board will enhance students’ leadership skills, and I hope that they take this knowledge and build on it. I hope they become inspired to pursue careers in public service for the Buckeye State.”
The student board members advise the office on issues relating to teens and work with their peers to develop solutions to those issues. They serve a one-year term during which they will participate in activities across the state.
Ohio high school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2021-22 academic year are eligible to apply for the Teen Ambassador Board.
Applications are due June 25, 2021. The application can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website.
The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite teens to join them during this statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19! They can register here: go.osu.edu/4hteamwork.
The first session will begin at 4:00pm with a break from 5:30pm-6:30pm. At 6:30pm, we will begin our second session. When they register, they can choose to join for one or both sessions!
During these sessions they will have an opportunity to learn about older youth 4-H opportunities, meet others from around the state and country, and participate in several interactive activities! This program is being offered by the Teen Leadership Council committee who would traditionally be planning a luncheon during Ohio 4-H Conference. Since they aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, they are bringing the fun to them!
The Teen Leadership Design Team is seeking your assistance in getting feedback from Ohio teens with regard to virtual programming hosted specifically for their age demographic. The survey is available on Qualtrics at this go link: www.go.osu.edu/ohio4hteeninterest. The link is open to any teens, as we do have a question for those who may not be in 4-H as well.
The survey is currently open for accepting responses and it will remain open through October 16.