We need your help.
Sign up today to be an Inclusion Representative!
Adults and youth (age 15 and up) are encouraged to sign up.
Some of you have already answered the call in previous conversations but, it’s time to get more serious about this process. Fill out the form below to indicate that you’d like to be an inclusion representative for Hamilton County 4-H.
What does an inclusion representative do?
1.) Attends a quarterly meeting with our 4-H Educator. (January 31, March 28, June 20, September 26 at 4:00PM, Location: TBD)
2.) Provides feedback on current policies and practices.
3.) Serves as a voice in the community for the good things that 4-H can do for all youth.
4.) Assists in identifying program opportunities, needs and funding opportunities.
5.) Volunteers as appropriate for events, lessons and programs focused on inclusion and diversity.
Sign up here!
Now that 2019 is upon us, it’s time to re-enroll your youth in 4-H.
This year we are moving to an online enrollment system. While this is certain to cause some complications, we are here to assist you.
Feel free to call 513-946-8986 and speak to Tony to walk you through the enrollment process or email email@example.com.
Check out this video from Green County on how to complete the online enrollment process: https://greene.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/4-h-online
If you’re enrolling for the first time visit: https://hamilton.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/membership for more information and a fair assessment fee schedule.
Come Celebrate the Successful 4-H Year!
Sunday, January 13, 2019
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dinner at 5:00 pm
Miami Whitewater United Methodist Church
9700 Dry Fork Road
Harrison, Ohio 45030
RSVP by January 6, 2019
by clicking the link below
** Each club has been assigned a part of the meal to contribute items.
Please check with your advisor to see what your club is bringing.
More good news for Hamilton County 4-H! We have received a 4-H Foundation Grant worth $6,000 to continue to provide outreach to undeserved youth throughout Hamilton County.
The money will be put to good use providing Chick Quest programming in our schools, providing garden and agriculture education to more youth and continuing our STEM work through our Rockets Away Program.
Hamilton County 4-H capitalizes on the legacy of 4-H to inspire new populations of youth to become leaders in their community through the use of STEM, Agriculture and Art education. Our urban families are not equipped become 4-H members overnight. For that reason we work closely with the public schools to introduce youth to 4-H and to help them meet the diverse needs of their students on their own. Public schools rely on partners to help extend learning beyond the classroom and inspire youth to become lifelong learners. That is where 4-H can step in. Through our formal and informal programming, we inspire youth to take on tasks and become leaders in their own lives. We inspire youth to try new things and to think outside the box. We teach youth how to ask why and how to use research-based approaches to solve the problems of the future. Through our Chick Quest, Rockets Away, Growing Together, Wired Up and Pocket Pets curriculum we will work in cooperation with schools and teachers to create 4-H programs at three schools in 2019. We will train 30 new teachers on how to run school based 4-H clubs in their classrooms, see 1,500 new youth complete 4-H projects and observe a 35% increase in the number of youth interested in science and social science fields.
In addition to new partnerships and relationships we will create additional lessons and assessment resources that can be shared across the state. The greatest resource will be a strong school based 4-H program that could be taken to scale across the state. Thanks to the previous work of 4-H Agri-Science in the City we are very close to establishing a successful program but, to continue that work we need funds to support the programs with our urban schools.
It is with great enthusiasm that we thank the 4-H Foundation for their continued support of our efforts in Hamilton County!
HELP US BUILD OUR ENDOWMENT!
Hamilton County 4-H has been part of youth education for more than a century. Through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs, 4-H creates fun through learning. Children and teens increase their self- confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects from animals to computers, from public speaking to cooking, and from art and gardening to environmental sciences. With area youth participating in traditional clubs and students engaged in their classrooms through 4-H Agri-Science in the City, Hamilton County 4-H has impact on the lives of youth from all walks of life.
Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Nancy and Colonel David Bull, we have the opportunity to enhance this impact on the 4-H program for generations of youth to come through the establishment of an endowment to be used exclusively for 4-H programming in Hamilton County. Nancy and David Bull have a deep sense of the community of philanthropy. They would like to leverage their gift of $50,000, half the amount needed to fund the $100,000 endowment, as a challenge gift to other donors who are interested in establishing support of Hamilton County 4-H. Their gift will match dollar-for- dollar to the first $50,000 raised to establish the Hamilton County 4-H Endowment.
Establishing an endowment for Hamilton County will ensure the long-term success and growth of the 4-H program. The endowment will exist in perpetuity, and it will be used to support 4-H programming, scholarships and camperships, and the growth of 4-H in Hamilton County.
By making your gift or pledge, know that you will double the impact of your philanthropy through this challenge grant campaign. Your generosity, hand-in-hand with the generosity of Dr. and Colonel Bull, will support programming for youth in Hamilton County for generations.
For more information, contact Pablo Villa at 614-247-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC) workshop will be held February 23rd-24th in Columbus at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Registration is now open and all registrations must be submitted via 4-HOnline by January 31st and payments are due by February 7th. Please help us promote this wonderful counselor training opportunity to your 4-H camp counselors. A flyer and registration form are attached – the county deadline and amount are blank for you to fill in for your county (suggested county deadline: January 25th). Take a look at the preliminary schedule here: https://ohio4h.org/camp/mxc-workshop.
In 2019, MXC participants can attend competency sessions about the following topics:
- Understanding Organizational and Camp Environment
- Program Planning (campfire, camp songs, signature/vespers, mixer dance, flags)
- Teaching & Facilitating
- Professional Development
2019 Keynote Presenter- Jim Cain, Ph.D., Teamwork and Teamplay, Brockport, NY
More Information about MXC:
Older youth age 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors are invited to participate in Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)–an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county’s camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers.
MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don’t miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2019, during the weekend of February 23-24. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county). Participants will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state. County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors.
Check out the flyer here.
Registration worksheet is available here.
It’s the time, apply to be a camp counselor for the 2019 Clermont/Hamilton 4-H Camp!
2019 Clermont / Hamilton Co. 4-H Camp Counselor Application
Applications due by January 11, 2019
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Applicants must be 15 to 18 years old as of January 1, 2019 and be a 4-H member in good standing.
What You Must Do To Apply?
Review the Camp Counselor Position Description
Complete and sign the Camp Counselor Application
Provide three non-family references with contact information
Participate in exit interviews or the camp counselor selection night
Selected applicants will be notified after interviews