Ohio 4-H is proud to partner with Believe in Ohio (https://believeinohio.org/) to kick off a new STEM- based 4-H SPIN club this fall and winter for high school youth.
This club will meet virtually on Thursday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm starting on 10/27 – 12/15 (skipping Thanksgiving). Youth will learn about the components of an entrepreneurial business plan and create a STEM-based project and pitch video as the final product. Projects will be eligible for local ($100-500), regional ($1,000) and state ($5,000) based scholarships. In Spring 2022 not all scholarships were given out.
Youth who participate will be 2023 4-H members in the county they live in.
To participate in the club, sign up here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6m1FfsTCTRNrNWe
Youth can only miss 2 meetings to be eligible for awards. Youth can also submit their project as a self-determined 4-H project in their own county for county based awards and recognition in summer 2023.
All meetings will be recorded. Youth will work on their STEM business plans with the help of a STEM advocate from Believe in Ohio from 12/15/22 – 1/31/2023.
More information about the scholarships and program can be found here: https://believeinohio.org/scholarships/
If you cannot make the Thursday night meetings, you could also participate on your own as an independent student, but would not receive the support of the STEM Advocates, and learning with other 4-H members: https://believeinohio.org/independent-students/