It is with great excitement that Hamilton County unveils this years commercial for the 2019 Hamilton County 4-H Community Fair, July 10-13 at Stricker’s Grove.
This years commercial was a collaborative effort. We must give great thanks to our Program Assistant, Emily Kahrs, for taking the lead on this project and working with Josh Fronduti from Clay Media Group. Josh originally produced the commercial for our colleagues in Franklin County and worked with Emily to tailor the spot for our needs.
Special thanks must go out to the Hamilton County 4-H Association for their part in securing funding for the spot to advertise the 4-H Community Fair.
The 4-H Community Fair runs July 10-13 at Strickers Grove and is open to the public. To learn more visit: https://www.hc4hcommunityfair.org/
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.
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.
Thanks to the generous support of the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation, Hamilton County 4-H has received a respectful grant to serve a larger audience in Hamilton County. The funds will be used to expand the scope of the Chick Quest program to train more teachers and program providers on how to hatch and care for baby chicks.
Teachers will receive an all day training and will have access to the Chick Quest program on a sliding fee scale. Lower income schools will receive free programming and discounts will be available for all other teachers.
Additionally, the money will provide increased access to livestock and farm to school education throughout Hamilton County.
Please join with us as we thank the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation for their generous support!
Thanks to the generous support of the Mott Foundation and Youth Service America, Hamilton, Clermont and Greene Counties have received a local engagement grant to support MLK Day Service Projects. All youth, clubs, families and organizations are eligible to request funds to plan a project. The project must be one hour long and must include at least 10 children (80% must be in 6th grade or above). If you or your club is interested please let Tony Staubach know ASAP. Youth must sign up and commit to the project ahead of time for budgeting purposes.
You are welcome to complete any project you’d like as long as it exemplifies the life and efforts of Martin Luther King Jr.
I have fallen victim to one of the most insidious crimes of modernity. In a world filled with seemingly unlimited access to information, resources and social capital I am left cowering in the shadow of the dark slate wall of my own consumption. Staring blankly down the aisle I can no longer move. Fatigued, all I can do is collapse internally as I fight to maintain a strong façade. Moving toward me, or rather drawing me into the confusion, I become flustered and irritated.
As I assess the situation I realize that I am not alone. That my tunnel vision is a nothing more than illusion. I am surrounded by hundreds of people who cannot move forward for fear of the repercussions of their decisions. Like a bird we all fly freely but, we seem to have lost our path. The unlimited nature of our world has scattered our navigation systems and we no longer possess the ability to make wise choices. That’s right, I am, and many of us are, victims of decision fatigue.
The unlimited choices and lack of access to downtime have forced us into a position of submission. Grocery stores are filled with more product choices than we can possibly research, social media floods our vision with stories of success and grandeur that we perceive as far superior to our own and our only refuge is self-imposed exile. We can blame technology but, it is not technologies fault for simply providing us with what we’ve always wanted, more choices.
It is our fault for not adequately adapting technology to help us sort through the weeds and pair-down information so that we can more quickly and simply access that which we seek. As we adapt to the season of shorter days and find ourselves consumed with the opportunity to engage digitally and to binge on the choices knocking at our preverbal doors, I encourage you to stop and take a breath. Consider how your choices can be more limited. This is best achieved through goal setting. If you approach your consumption with a lens that best demonstrates your own life’s narrative, you’ll likely find it easier to make choices and to impact the lives of those around you.
What does this have to do with 4-H? Youth engaged in 4-H projects have seemingly unlimited access to projects yet, they come out of 4-H sharper and more prepared for the future than many of their non4-H peers because, 4-H thrives on developing youth and helping them to understand their goals and narrative. That is one of the major benefits of 4-H, clarity of focus.
Ohio Corn & Wheat gives out $12,000 in scholarships annually to graduating Seniors and Collegiate level students. Please help in promoting this scholarship to the youth in our community. The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2018. For more info visit: Ohio Corn & Wheat