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

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page

Healthy Living Grab and Go Resources Page: Available Now!

The Ohio 4-H Healthy Living Design Team created activities that go along with many of their blog posts, and now they are organized on the Grab and Go Resources page. On the grab and go page you’ll find lesson plans that you can download and use at your next meeting. You can use one activity, or combine several related activities to create the plan for an entire meeting.

The lessons are grouped together by topics that correspond with the Healthy Officer Resource Book: nutrition; physical activity; and mental, emotional, and social health.

Additional topics include:

  • The newest section is Mindful Moments, which are short, 5-minute activities that can be used at the start of any meeting.
  • COVID-19 activities address situations brought on by the pandemic.
  • Creative Well-Being activities are fun activities that exercise creativity in different ways.

As the team writes new blog posts, they will continue to add resources to the grab and go page, so check back often. Don’t forget to click the “subscribe” button to receive an email notification about new blog content.

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.

Participate in the 2021 Virtual Buckeye Leadership Workshop Evening Programs!

Buckeye Leadership Workshop (BLW) will host virtual Evening Programs during the original workshop dates of March 17 through March 20, 2021.  Make plans now to join us and participate as we rekindle the BLW spirit of creativity and community.  We hope that you will see familiar faces, participate in some familiar activities, try something new, and share some familiar songs.

Please join us for the BLW 2021 Virtual Evening Programs as described below.  You can register by scanning the QR code from each evening program description or simply clicking on the Zoom link below each evening program description.  As soon as you register you’ll receive an email (from Amber Grundy) with the Zoom link to join in the evening.  Feel free to reach out to us with questions or if you experience technical problems!

Wear your green and join us on March 17th for a BLW style Happy hour!

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Happy Hour

When: Mar 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrcuiurTsrEtLUlTOVkAUmwqLDg0Cs4OZa

Thursday Night Escape Room

When: Mar 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcu-oqz8oE90Po8oCtxveZzBiYTg-bBnj

Friday Trivia Night

When: Mar 19, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkdeuqrzMjGdXqwGXzS2MasCh9rpmQfMyO

Saturday Sing A Long (this one might get switched to a Facebook Live format rather than Zoom)

When: Mar 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUocO6sqDsiH9dEAdClziBxTDCeI19gTG8Ft

 

David Kalkbrenner, Registrar
Buckeye Leadership Workshop
www.buckeyeleadership.com

Teen Opportunity: Teamwork from Home

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council would like to invite teens to join us during our statewide Teamwork from Home event on Friday, February 19, 2021! You can register here: go.osu.edu/4hteamwork. Registration is due February 12, 2021.

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 you register, you can choose to join us for one or both sessions!

During these sessions you 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 we aren’t meeting for our conference in-person, we are bringing the fun to you!

Teen Opportunity: Ohio Youth Capital Challenge (Applications due 2/1/2021)

There’s still time for youth interested in government and public policy to apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. High School students from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau work in teams to research local issues, create a policy and learn more about state and local government. Find the details and apply by February 1st, 2021 at https://ohio4h.org/…/just…/ohio-youth-capital-challenge

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2021 Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Open!

The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.

Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs The registration booklet and registration form (to be used as a worksheet only)  have been posted to:  www.go.osu.edu/2021O4HC. Registration deadline will be Friday, February 12 at 5:00 pm.

There will be no charge for those attending this year’s conference.  Those wishing to attend the conference will be able to register themselves by following the link above.

If you have questions, please contact our office 740-653-5419.

Take the Leap Career Readiness Program – Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18 Opportunity

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

 

If you have any questions please contact TLC Officers Avalon Havan (ava.havan@gmail.com) or Nat Kresic (natkresic@gmail.com), or TLC Advisors Kayla Oberstadt (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), Frances Foos (foos.61@osu.edu), or Sarah Longo (longo.79@osu.edu).

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