Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshop

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will host a second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 5:00 to 7:00pm on November 7, 2021. While this is after the forms are due for county selection, this is a great opportunity for those who want to know how to improve their forms in case they are selected to be sent on to the state level. If interested, please RSVP by November 4th at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021.

Don’t Forget! Achievement Award Forms Due October 15th

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

2021 Ohio National Poultry Show

The Ohio National Poultry Show will be held on November 13-14, 2021 at the Voinovich Center on the Ohio State Fairgrounds. This is a great opportunity for youth to get some extra experience showing their birds and to meet other participants from across the state. Entries are due by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 so don’t delay if you are interested in participating. More information can be found on the Ohio National website.

REMINDER: Achievement Awards Forms Due Soon

Are you at least 14 years of age, or will be 14 years of age by January 1, 2022? Then we have just what you need!

You are now eligible for county, state and national project award recognition, selection to attend 2022 state and national trips, and possibly even the opportunity to apply for scholarships as a high school senior! All of these opportunities are available to YOU – but you have to apply for them! The deadline to apply is Friday, October 15th, and all of the 2021-2022 application materials can be found on our Teen Opportunities page.

REMINDER: Carving New Ideas Registration Due

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H. This is a great opportunity for our teens and we are extra lucky because CNI is held right in Licking County at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

Cost: $75 (includes lodging, meals, and camp shirt)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Register at: go.osu.edu/CNI

Ohio 4-H Foundation is Searching for Teen Members

The Ohio 4-H Foundation is searching for 4-H Youth Representatives to serve on it’s board. The Ohio 4-H Foundation is guided by a volunteer Board, comprised of business and industry leaders, Extension personnel, and 4-H youth representatives from around the state. The Board reviews proposals and distributes endowment interest income for the training of volunteer leadership and the recognition of 4-H members through scholarships, awards and positive youth development experiences.

Here are specific responsibilities of board members:

•Attend three face-to-face meetings that are held throughout the state or by Zoom (one in January, one in spring, one in fall).

•Serve on a committee. The committees typically meet one time a month via Zoom (often times the committees meet during the day).

•Assist with the Celebration of Youth fundraiser preparations.

•Voice youth perspectives in every avenue to all board members and youth throughout the state.

Each year, current members in good standing have been given the privilege of representing Ohio 4-H on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board. This year, we will select two members to serve a two-year term. The term is from January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023. HOW TO APPLY: Complete the application found at go.osu.edu/join4hfoundation. Contact Crystal Ott (ott.109@osu.edu), Ohio 4-H Foundation Manager if you have any questions. The submission deadline to be considered for these positions is November 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

2021 Ohio 4-H Achievement Form Workshops

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will again be hosting two different Achievement Form Workshops for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 3, 2021 (6:00-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by October 1 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.
  • November 7, 2021 (5:00-7:00 p.m. at Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center): A more in-depth session will be offered for those who have completed or made significant progress on their form; small group coaching will be available for members to receive personalized feedback.
    • Must register at go.osu.edu/AchForm2021 by November 4.
    • This session will only be hosted in person and will not be recorded.

More information can also be found at go.osu.edu/TLC.

2021 Carving New Ideas

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that focuses on critical thinking and program facilitation for 4-H members in grades 8-12. Campers develop their leadership skills while making new friends from across Ohio and participating in fun activities. Camp counselors are college students at The Ohio State University. Adult staff members providing risk management, nursing services, and meals are staff and volunteers from Franklin County 4-H. This is a great opportunity for our teens and we are extra lucky because CNI is held right in Licking County at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Check-in: Friday, October 29, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Check-out: Sunday, October 31, 2021, 10:00am

Cost: $75 (includes lodging, meals, and camp shirt)

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Register at: go.osu.edu/CNI

4-H Polar Mystery SPIN Club

Learn about Earth’s frozen landscape by solving a data mystery and become a polar scientist yourself in this exciting new 4-H Special Interest (SPIN) Club offered for the first time in person! (Note: this was previously held via Zoom). Hosted by Franklin County 4-H and presented by experts at Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center, youth will discover the Arctic and Antarctica through engaging activities. Special considerations apply. The program is offered jointly by OSU Extension, Franklin County; the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, and collaborators at Rutgers University.

This opportunity is designed for youth in grades 6th-8th. To register, visit https://go.osu.edu/polar21.

4-H Cultural Immersion Project – Puerto Rico

The best way to understand a different culture is to immerse yourself in it. Apply to be part of the  Cultural Immersion project experience in Puerto Rico.  You will build multicultural skills and understanding, as well as an increased ability to communicate in the increasingly diverse society that we live in.  You will experience both the Old San Juan urban area as well as life in the remote mountain town of Castañer.  We will also be working with 4-H youth from Puerto Rico in joint service projects.

Teens ages 15-19 (as of date of trip) are eligible for this 8-day service-learning experience.  The cost of the experience is $500 plus airfare (est. $600).  Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-19 (by the date of the trip)

Where: Puerto Rico (San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)

When: November 23 – December 1, 2021           

Application Deadline: August 10th, 2021

Cost:  $500 plus airfare — (Approximately $600) – Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation

To apply, please complete the application and return it to the address on the application: 2021 Cross Cultural Immersion Application – Puerto Rico