Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

Webinar for Teens: National 4-H Opportunities

October 6, 2019, 8:00pm Eastern

Pre-register here: http://go.osu.edu/TeensStatewide

Join 4-H teen leaders from across the US in learning about opportunities to pursue national experiences in 4-H! During this webinar, leaders of national 4-H opportunities will share about programs available for teenage 4-H members, including National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, Citizenship Washington Focus, Leadership Washington Focus, the national summit series (AgriScience, Healthy Living, Photography, and STEM/Maker), the Youth in Action Awards, and the National 4-H Youth Advisory Committee. Hear about program highlights and have a chance to ask questions.

This webinar will be hosted on Zoom and is coordinated by nationwide 4-H faculty and staff dedicated to teen leadership topics. Future webinars will aim to connect 4-H teen leaders from across the country to share about other opportunities for teens and to build connections. If you are unable to attend, you are encouraged to register anyway to be notified about future webinars and to provide input on future webinar topics.

Questions can be directed to Kayla Oberstadt Oberstadt.1@osu.edu

Achievement Awards Forms and Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship

Calling all 4-H members who will be 4-H ages 14-18 in 2020! It’s time to complete your 4-H Achievement Awards Forms. What is an achievement awards form? It’s a bit like your 4-H resume: a summary of your involvement and accomplishments throughout your 4-H career. By filling out and turning in your awards forms, you will be eligible to win special awards, trips and opportunities through the county and state 4-H programs. The top winner in the state for each project category is invited to attend the National Club Congress, which is the highest honor a 4-H member can receive. We’ve had many Licking County 4-H members attend, will the next one be YOU?

It can be a little overwhelming the first (and maybe even the second) time you fill out your awards forms. To help with that, there is a workshop coming up that can help you better understand the process.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – 6:00pm – Licking County Extension Office – RSVP by September 16 – Informational Flyer

This workshop is geared toward those who have never done awards forms before or those who would like help improving upon what they’ve done in the past.

All forms (both PDF and Word Documents) can be found on the Member Resources page here. Completed forms are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, October 18, 2019! Forms MUST have your advisor’s signature.

For those members who are currently high school seniors or higher and were actively enrolled in 4-H in Licking County for 2019, you are eligible to apply for the Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship. Please review the application here for a full list of requirements. Please note: you must complete both the Achievement Awards Form and the Scholarship Application in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

For questions about the Achievement Awards Forms, please contact Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu.

2019 Carving New Ideas (CNI) Teen Workshop

There is a great opportunity for your teen and it’s being held right in our backyard at 4-H Camp Ohio!

Carving New Ideas (CNI) is a camping opportunity that concentrates on the principles of critical thinking and program facilitation. CNI is open to all 4-H members currently in eighth to twelfth grade. Campers will develop leadership and citizenship skills while making new friends from across Ohio!

Location: 4-H Camp Ohio, 11461 Camp Ohio Rd., St. Louisville, OH 43071

Arrive: Friday, November 15, 6:30-8:00 p.m.​

Depart: Sunday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.

Camp fee: $65.00 (includes t-shirt)​

Registration deadline: October 28, 2019​

Registration website: go.osu.edu/CNI19

2019 Forestry and Wildlife Camp

The Fourth Annual Forestry and Wildlife Camp will be held at Canter’s Cave in Jackson, Ohio October 11-13, 2019. This camp is for youth ages 12-16 who are interested in environmental education. Camp participants will get to try new and exciting challenges, learn about and appreciate the natural world around them, while meeting experts in the field of Forestry and Wildlife Conservation. There is a discounted rate for the first 40 registrants, so don’t delay in signing up! Registration information can be found here.

Ohio State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

You and your animals have been judged…now BE the judge! Develop and practice your livestock judging skills by placing both breeding and market classes of beef, goat, sheep, and swine at the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest Friday, July 26 during the Ohio State Fair. For more information and study materials, visit: http://www.ohio4h.org/events/ohio-state-fair-4-h-livestock-judging-contest

4-H Cultural Immersion Experience in 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 around the island.

Teens ages 15-18 are eligible for this 7-day service-learning experience. The cost of the experience is $400 plus airfare (est. $650). Limited scholarship funds are also available.

Who: Teens ages 15-18 (by the date of the trip)
Where: Puerto Rico (both Old San Juan and mountain village of Castañer)
When: November 26 – December 3, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15th, 2019
Cost: $400 plus airfare — (Approximately $650)
(Includes most meals, program fees, overnight lodging and transportation)

Application and additional information can be found here.

Teen Leadership Council

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young 4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program. Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction.

Apply to be a member!  word | pdf  Applications (including references, signatures, and payment) are due on August 9, 2019. 

Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 of the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer positions.  Junior Advisor applicants must be 18-20 years old (as of January 1) when they apply.

4-H Night at Great American Ballpark

Join us on Monday, June 17, as the Cincinnati Reds take on the Houston Astros.  The game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.  A group discount is being offered to 4-H: view level (upper level) tickets are $10 and field level tickets are $20.  In addition to discounted ticket rates, counties will earn $4 from each ticket purchased using the link below and have their county designated.  Ticket sales are not limited to 4-H members/volunteers; share the link as much as you would like!  The more tickets we sell the more “4-H perks” we get such as delivering the game ball, kid zone activities, or an on-field ceremony.

https://groupmatics.events/event/4-Hnight2

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Royalty, 4-H Educator in Clermont County.  Kelly’s e-mail is royalty.9@osu.edu and phone is 513-732-7070.

2019 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

The 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is a statewide event designed just for our Cloverbud 4-H’ers. Teams work together to research a topic, build a model out of interlocking bricks and create a poster highlighting their experience. On June 29, the teams will come together at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center to share their work, visit with one another, participate in kid-friendly activities, and celebrate their efforts with a closing celebration and award ceremony.

Teams may have a minimum of two members, but no more than eight, and are coached by an adult team leader. Details and registration information can be found at https://ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/cloverbot-challenge

Questions? Contact Beth Boomershine at boomershine.10@osu.edu or Sally McClaskey at mcclaskey.12@osu.edu.

Licking County has two kits that may be borrowed for this event on a first come, first served basis. Please make sure you are registered for the event and plan to participate if you ask to borrow a kit. Please contact Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu if you wish to borrow a kit.

2019 Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA) Applications Available

  • What: 4-H Event Youth Assistant (4HEYA)
  • Who: Individuals age 13-18 (as of January 1 of the year of application) and have at least 1 year prior 4-H experience.
  • Timeframe: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to OSF, and evaluation.  Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2019.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training-Must attend one of the options for training (July 9 or July 17)
    • Events-Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person for first year members; $10 for 2nd or more year members
  • Teens Receive:
    • 4HEYA Polo & Nametag
    • State Fair admission, parking ticket, and meal ticket(s)
    • Optional State Fair housing in the Rhodes Center (if desired)
    • Experience of working events at the Ohio State Fair
    • Opportunity to enhance leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program
  • What about the Teen Leadership Council? YES, these members may apply for 4HEYA AND TLC this year, if desired.  TLC applications will be available in June and will be due the Friday following the Ohio State fair.  Their term is September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.  Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.

Questions? Contact Hannah (epley.24@osu.edu), Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu), or Frances (nicol.115@osu.edu)