BuckeyeNext Available to Licking County 4-H Members

BuckeyeNext is a program available to Ohio 4-H members that can be utilized in a variety of ways.

One way is to provide a location for 4-H members to track their involvement through 4-H, including what projects they take, officer positions held, awards received, teen leadership roles, and other activities they are involved in.  They can then pull up a summary of their information which can be used to help complete applications, scholarship, Achievement Awards Forms, job applications, etc. It serves as an electronic portfolio that members can easily update and pull information from as they need it.

Members can also complete learning modules that focus on industry-accepted credentials and gain knowledge in occupational competencies. Members can earn points for completing various modules and activities with a focus on career-ready competencies to help youth with a successful transition into “what’s next” after they complete 4-H and high school.

You can learn more about the app by visiting: http://go.osu.edu/buckeyenext

If you have questions, please reach out to Margo Overholt-Seckel at overholt-seckel.1@osu.edu.

YouScience Helps Youth Explore Careers

YouScience helps our students chart their path from ‘I don’t know’ to post-secondary pursuits and career confidence and success. By completing a series of fun and engaging ‘brain-games,’ students learn where their natural strengths are and how they can leverage their strengths in post-secondary pursuits and beyond. YouScience combines decades of rigorous scientific research and cutting-edge matching algorithms to uniquely identify the intersection of your students’ strengths, passions, and future opportunities. Learn more: https://go.osu.edu/4hyouscience

Youth can request access at https://go.osu.edu/youscienceoptin.

Save the Date! Ohio 4-H SparkEXPO

This exciting opportunity allows youth to explore a variety of career and educational opportunities in sessions at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Attendees will get the chance to develop valuable skills, make new friends, and fuel individual growth! They’ll even get to experience The Ohio State University Campus, too. Open to all Ohio youth.

WHEN: June 12-15, 2024

WHERE: Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210 on the OSU Columbus campus

COST: Thanks to generous financial support from the Ohio 4-H Foundation and others, the registration fee is $75.

Registration info will be shared once it becomes available.

Learn more: http://go.osu.edu/4Hsparkexpo.

REMINDER: Application to Attend National 4-H Conference Due Soon

Any 4-H member in Ohio ages *15-18 is able to apply by completing the Qualtrics survey linked below in this post. If you have questions about attending, be sure to ask Travis Allen as he attended last year.

Basic Information:

  • National 4-H Conference is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. Delegates arrive ready to connect, learn, engage, lead, and impact their communities, their nation, and their world. In 2024, National 4-H Conference returns for youth delegates to attend in-person in Washington, D.C., April 18-24, 2024 (Ohio delegates arrive a day early on April 18. Conference begins April 19).
  • Interested Ohio 4-H members must complete an application via Qualtrics (linked at bottom) by December 1 at 11:59 p.m. *Applicants must be 15-18 as of January 1, 2024, and currently enrolled as an Ohio 4-H member in 2024.
  • After an application is received, the State 4-H Office will request a referral from county 4-H professional for the respective candidate.
  • A selection board of advisors, 4-H educators, and past attendees will review applications and conduct interviews, as needed.
  • Those selected will be expected to fully engage in all pre-conference and conference activities and adhere to all National 4-H guidelines, complete all required work as a result of conference participation, and share knowledge gained with Ohio 4-H upon their return.
  • More information about the opportunity can be found on the website: https://go.osu.edu/N4HC
  • Ready to submit an application? Please visit: https://go.osu.edu/N4HCapp

LAST CHANCE: 2024 Camp Counselor Application Due

2024 Camp Counselor Applications are NOW AVAILABLE for Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp! Applications and reference forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023! Interviews will be held for new candidates on Tuesday, December 19, 2023.

2024 Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor Application (this application is for both Summer Camp AND Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor applicants): go.osu.edu/2024CounselorApplication

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • Application is due by Friday, December 8, 2023.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) to schedule your interview.

2024 Camp Counselor Reference Form: go.osu.edu/2024CounselorReference

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Five Licking County 4-H Members Travel to Atlanta

Five of our Licking County 4-H members were selected as state winners through the Achievement Awards Forms. They had the honor of attending the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, GA. Henry Keller, Aubrey Barger, Olivia Ryan, Travis Allen, and Kylie Holman traveled with other Ohio 4-H members to Atlanta to joining other 4-H members from across the country. Lisa McCutcheon served as one of the chaperones for the trip. Be sure to ask them about their trip the next time you see them. We know they will be happy to share their experiences!

Natalie Jungers Travels to Puerto Rico

Licking County 4-H member, Natalie Jungers, traveled to Puerto Rico with several other Ohio 4-H members for the Ohio 4-H Cultural Immersion Project. The goal of the trip is for participants to learn more about another culture by immersing themselves in that culture. Please be sure to ask Natalie about her experiences!