News from BuckeyeNext!

Introducing BuckeyeNext, powered by Suitable – Revolutionizing Youth Development in Ohio’s 4-H Program!

BuckeyeNext is on a mission to empower students by creating a groundbreaking stackable-credential framework. Through immersive experiential learning opportunities, students can earn industry-accepted credentials and cultivate expertise in occupational competencies. BuckeyeNext is not just an app; it’s the ultimate hub for 4-H youth to track their involvement and proudly showcase their development journey!

Open to middle- and high school-aged 4-H youth across Ohio!

  1. Register your email:
  2. Download the suitable app:
  3. Log-in using email
  4. View your dashboard, upcoming, and completed activities & achievements

Join BuckeyeNext today and embark on a journey of skill development and recognition in Ohio’s 4-H community!

Ohio 4-H Launches CareerNext Online Course, Empowering Youth for Success in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Ohio 4-H proudly announces the debut of CareerNext: Are You Ready?, an innovative online course designed to equip young individuals with the skills and confidence needed to excel in the dynamic landscape of tomorrow’s workforce.

As the career landscape evolves rapidly, Ohio 4-H recognizes the importance of preparing youth for forthcoming challenges and opportunities. CareerNext stands as a comprehensive program integrating practical knowledge, interactive modules, and real-world scenarios to empower participants to explore various career paths, hone critical skills, and make informed decisions about their future.

Key features of the online course include interactive learning modules covering resume building, interview techniques, post-secondary education, and financial literacy. Participants also benefit from expert guidance, flexible learning options, hands-on activities, and resources for career exploration.

For more information about CareerNext: Are You Ready?, visit

2024 4th H Club Challenge is live

We pledge our “health to better living,” but do we actually practice it? Practicing healthy habits and choices has lifelong effects on the health of youth, and the 4th H Club Challenge promotes this by encouraging Ohio 4-H Clubs to learn, practice, and advocate for healthy choices and behaviors at 4-H club meetings.

Each club that completes the challenge before the deadline will be entered into the $100 voucher drawing for their region, with the winning club receiving funds to purchase items like project books, educational tool, or other resources for their club.

How does it work? Apply three healthy practices per meeting (see list below) at six or more 4-H club meetings between Jan. – Dec. 2024.

  1. Register and complete pre-survey.
  2. Record the dates and activities in the 4th H tracker link. (tracker link will be provided after registering)
  3. Share a picture of your club doing a healthy practice on social media. Be sure to include the official hashtag #Ohio4thHClubChallenge.
  4. Submit all activities to the tracker link by Dec. 31, 2024.

If your club already does some health practices, great! We encourage you to challenge yourselves with different or new health practices for your club.

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp-Save the Date

Back for it’s 2nd year, be sure to save the date for the 4-H Camp Palmer Cloverbud Day Camp. Join us on Tuesday, July 30 9am-4pm at 4-H Camp Palmer for a full day of fun!

Cloverbud Campers will have the opportunity to learn camp songs, swim and participate in traditional 4-H camp activities.

Registration will be available June 15-July 19 at $35 per camper. A t-shirt may be added during the online registration process for an additional $10.

Open to all enrolled 4-H Cloverbuds in Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood Counties.

Questions may be directed to Sara Lewis, Fulton County 4-H Educator at or 419-337-9210.

2024 Regional Cloverbud Camp Flyer