Teen Opportunity: Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This fall, the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 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 go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.
  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards

4-H members who completed the Ohio 4-H Achievement or Junior Achievement Forms were recognized on April 8th through a drive-thru event. Scholarship winners were also announced and recognized. Members were recognized by family. A big thank you to the Fairfield County Commissioners for providing certificates to our members. And a special thank you Commissioner Levacy and Commissioner Fix for attending this event! Congrats to all and keep up the great work!

For photos from the event, click here.

For a complete listing of 2021 awards: 2021 Achievement Banquet Program – Updated 2021.04.13

Save the Date: Fairfield County 4-H Achievement Awards Ceremony

Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and Junior Achievement Form Families: Please save the evening of Thursday, April 8th for our Drive-Thru Achievement Awards Ceremony. 

This will be a scheduled event, with the scheduling information to come out soon.  We are hoping families can join us in a drive-thru at the Fairgrounds and celebrate!  There will be a quick photo opportunity for youth and their families as well as awards presented.

Congrats to Ohio 4-H State Achievement Winners and Alternates!

Congrats to our 2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award Winners and Alternates! State Winners will be invited to attend National 4-H Congress this fall which is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia. Should any of Ohio’s state winners not be able to attend their trip, some of our alternates may get the opportunity to also attend! This post has been updated as of 4/13/2021.

Questions about 4-H Award Forms and Applications? Drop in for Open Office Hours via Zoom 12/28 and 12/29

We hope everyone has made progress on their 4-H award forms and applications this month. If you have questions or just want to know where to start… drop in for my office hours via Zoom next week on Monday and Tuesday.

Information on Older Youth Opportunities and Awards (including Junior Achievement Forms):
Award Forms are available at http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Open Office Hours via Zoom for Older Youth Award Forms:
December 28th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1228officehours
December 29th from 1-3 p.m. http://go.osu.edu/1229officehours

The Ohio 4-H Achievement Form: Your GATEWAY to National 4-H Congress, Ohio State Junior Fair Board, National Dairy Conference, County Merit Awards, and County Trip Scholarships!

Fairfield County teens have an outstanding legacy with successful Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms. In fact, we had 9 state winners in 2020 alone! Join this group of outstanding teens by completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form which opens the door to so many opportunities including:

  • State Achievement Awards – winners attend National 4-H Congress on an expense paid trip each year!
  • National Dairy Conference Trip Winner
  • State Junior Fair Board
  • Ohio Township Association Local Government Award
  • County Merit Awards
  • County Trip Awards
  • County 4-H Scholarships

The 2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form is available now at: http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth – Older youth applications and forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th, 2021.

If you missed last week’s Older Youth Workshop – view now for tips and tricks for completing this award form:

Sea Camp, Camp Canopy, Leadership Camp, Shooting Sports Education Camp, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus – How do I get there?

These trip opportunities are available to our Fairfield County 4-H youth who complete the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form each year. The 4-H Advisor Committee, OSU Fairfield County 4-H Endowment Fund, and numerous local sponsors help support scholarships for our youth to attend.

Trip awards are selected from those who submit the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form each year. The 2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form will be due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8th,2021. For more information, visit: http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Questions? Contact Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry Fowler at fowler.443@osu.edu.

Be recognized for all you do in 4-H! Members ages 8-13 should complete the Junior Achievement Form!

The Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Form Word  or  pdf  is for 4-H members ages 8-13 as of January 1, 2021 to complete. This form provides a start towards completing the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record Form.  There are three levels of awards:  White Clover for members in the first and second year, Green Clover for members in their third and fourth years, and Gold Clover for members in the fifth and sixth year of Traditional 4-H.

The cover letter may be found here.

Example Jr. Achievement Form

2021 Fairfield County Jr. Achievement Forms are due Friday, January 8th at 4:00 p.m.

For those that missed the Junior Achievement Form Workshop held on December 10th, you can now view the recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/MIkM5wzjpJg

Older Youth Opportunities – VIRTUAL Workshop: Thursday, December 10th at 7 p.m.

Building a 4-H career resume happens naturally through club, community, county, state, national, and sometimes, international 4-H experiences. Join me next Thursday, December 10th (via Zoom) to learn how to track the accomplishments of our 4-H members. Doing so each year allows youth to be recognized for their learning and leadership experiences. Additionally, when they reach the 4-H age of 14, they become eligible for state and national trips, statewide camps, and county/state awards and scholarships.

All parents, advisors, and youth are welcome to attend to learn more!

Need help with your Achievement form? All teens, parents, and advisors are invited to attend the  Virtual Older Youth Opportunities Workshop – December 10, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  go.osu.edu/olderyouthwksp

You may also contact Leslie Cooksey via email at cooksey.25@osu.edu for an appointment before January 5, 2021.

Please note: For youth ages 8-13, a JUNIOR Achievement Form Workshop will be held December 10, 2020, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. for youth, parents, and advisors. go.osu.edu/jrachwksp

All Ohio 4-H Achievement Forms, Fairfield County 4-H Scholarship Forms, Junior Fair Board Applications, Fashion and Nutrition Board Applications, Junior Achievement Forms, and Camp Counselor Forms will be due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021. For more information, visit: http://go.osu.edu/20olderyouth

Age 14 and older by January 1st? It’s time to explore older youth 4-H opportunities!

Do you want to be a camp counselor? Junior Fair Board Member? Junior Leader? Outstanding 4-H’er? Scholarship or Award Trip winner?

Do you find yourself asking “How do I get to do that?”

We suspect that as you have gotten older you have started to look for new and exciting things where you can be involved. Read on… 4-H has special opportunities for teens only where YOU can play a part! Many exciting opportunities await you as a teenager in the Fairfield County 4-H Program. The opportunities in awards, trips, scholarships and more available to teens in the 4-H program are incredible. Do not miss out on learning more and getting involved!

Most of these opportunities are open to 4-H members ages 14 and up as of January 1st. Some of these activities require completion of special forms, such as applications or the Ohio 4-H Achievement Record, while others just involve asking for more information. Regardless of what you are interested in, be sure to call if you need more information or would like some help with the necessary forms. The deadline for the Ohio 4-H Achievement Form and all applications is Friday, January 8, 2021, so complete this interest survey soon.

To receive specific information about these opportunities, please select the link below or respond the email that was personally sent to 4-H members (ages 13-17 as of 1/1/2020).

Once you complete the survey, you will receive additional information by email regarding your areas of interest. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any question or need assistance with any applications or forms, feel free to call or email Leslie (740-277-4625) at cooksey.25@osu.edu or Aubry (740-277-4626) at fowler.443@osu.edu. We encourage you all to broaden your 4-H experience and try something new. We think you will find many new friends and much more fun ahead!

**Completing the interest survey above is not required to complete any award forms or applications. This merely allows us to help get the information to you and follow-up with those who have expressed interest!**