REMINDER: 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4-HEYA) Applications Due May 15th

The 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4-HEYA) program is a great way for 4-H teens to serve in a leadership role outside of their club or county group. Applications are due May 15, 2024!

  • 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, 2024.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 18)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at go.osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • 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, 2024-August 31, 2025. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (foos.61@osu.edu) or Sara (Deakin.5@osu.edu)

REMINDER: 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4-HEYA) Applications Due May 15th

The 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4-HEYA) program is a great way for 4-H teens to serve in a leadership role outside of their club or county group. Applications are due May 15, 2024!

  • 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, 2024.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 18)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at go.osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • 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, 2024-August 31, 2025. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (foos.61@osu.edu) or Sara (Deakin.5@osu.edu)

Ohio 4-H Seeking Teens to Serve as 4-H Event Youth Assistants

  • 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, 2024.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 10 or July 18)
      • Please note: individuals MUST attend one of the training options. This is not negotiable. If you know you are unable to attend a training option before applying, it is best to wait another year before applying to serve in this capacity.
    • Events – Must work a minimum of 3 events at the Ohio State Fair; may work more if desired
  • Program Fee: $25/person (paid at go.osu.edu/4HEYA25);
  • 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, 2024-August 31, 2025. Current TLC members are not eligible to apply for 4HEYA, as they are already fulfilling obligations at the Ohio State Fair.
  • Questions? Contact Frances (foos.61@osu.edu) or Sara (Deakin.5@osu.edu)

Ohio 4-H Leadership Development Retreat

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council will host a 4-H Leadership Retreat at 4-H Camp Palmer April 12-23, 2024.

When: April 12-13, 2024 (Friday early evening through Saturday afternoon – Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch provided)

Where: 4-H Camp Palmer

Who: 4-H youth ages 13-18 interested in strengthening existing leadership skills

*Great opportunity for Camp Counselor training hours, JFB members, club officers, etc. – ~5 hours of counselor training available

Cost: $40 (covers overnight stay at camp plus 3 meals and a 4-H SWAG item)

*Sponsored by the Sauder 4-H Career Development Fund!

What: Teens will participate in interactive and engaging activities related to leadership skills, teambuilding strategies, conflict management, and other life, career, and college readiness skills.

Registration opens March 1 and is due April 1 at www.go.osu.edu/tlcleadershipretreat.

 

2024 Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board

The Ohio State Fair is seeking members to join the 2024 Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Board. The deadline to submit applications is fast approaching!

Are you between the ages of 16-20 and a member of:
  • Ohio 4-H
  • Ohio FFA
  • Ohio Farm Bureau
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Or any other Career Technical Organization

Then check out our page to see if you would be a good fit for our team!

REMINDER: 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference Registrations Due

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 8, 2024 so that we can get you registered before the deadline. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.

Youth Preparedness Council Application

Do you know a young leader who is passionate about making a positive impact on their community? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is looking for students in grades eight through 11 interested in supporting disaster preparedness to join the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC).

Why is it Important for Youth to Apply?

FEMA created the Youth Preparedness Council in 2012 to bring together young leaders from across the country who are interested in disaster preparedness and community service. The YPC demonstrates FEMA’s commitment to involve America’s youth in preparedness-related activities. It also provides young people an opportunity to present their perspectives, feedback and opinions to FEMA staff.

During their terms, YPC members can make a difference in their community, gain valuable leadership and emergency management experience, and work with like-minded peers to help strengthen preparedness and resilience across the country.

What Do YPC Members Do?

YPC members meet with FEMA staff throughout their term to develop strategies, initiatives and project proposals. YPC members will also participate in a biennial YPC Summit held in Washington, D.C. At the Summit, YPC members will meet FEMA leaders and other preparedness professionals to network and learn more about the field of emergency management.

Who Should Join the YPC?

Students in grades eight through 11 who have a passion for preparedness and helping others, are involved in their community and have an aptitude for working on teams and as leaders.

How to Apply

The online application is now open, and closes March 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT. To learn more about the YPC and application requirements, visit Ready.gov/kids/youth-preparedness-council and visit https://community.fema.gov/PreparednessCommunity/s/apply-to-ypc to apply.

 

Licking County 4-H Volunteers and Teens to Be Recognized at the Ohio 4-H Conference

Licking County 4-H is excited to have two teen leaders and two adult volunteers who will be recognized at the Ohio 4-H Conference for their roles they have played and the work they have done to support their 4-H Program. Please see the information about each of them below, and consider attending the 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference to help us celebrate their accomplishments.

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 8, 2024 so that we can get you registered before the deadline. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.

 

Travis Allen

Travis is being inducted into the Teen Hall of Fame. The Teen Hall of Fame is meant to honor those who have dedicated it all to make the best better in their club, community, country, and world. Travis will receive his honor during the Teen Luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference. Travis was one of four teens in Ohio 4-H who was selected for this honor.

 

 

 

 

Aubrey Barger

Aubrey is being inducted into the Teen Hall of Fame. The Teen Hall of Fame is meant to honor those who have dedicated it all to make the best better in their club, community, country, and world. Aubrey will receive her honor during the Teen Luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference. Aubrey was one of four teens in Ohio 4-H who was selected for this honor.

 

 

 

 

Tim Beltz

Tim was select for the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Meritorious Service Award. This award recognizes adult 4-H volunteers for a lifetime of meritorious service award. Volunteers are selected who have demonstrated exceptional service at the club and/or county level. Tim will be recognized during the Adult Volunteer Luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Conference. Tim was one of three Ohio 4-H Volunteers to receive this honor.

 

 

 

Kayla Jones

Kayla was selected for the Experienced 4-H Alumni Award. This honor is award to individuals who have demonstrated distinctive achievements in career or service who attribute part of their success to participating in 4-H. Kayla will be recognized during the Adult Volunteer Luncheon at the Ohio 4-H Center. Kayla was one of three Ohio 4-H alumni to receive this honor.

REMINDER: 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 8, 2024 so that we can get you registered before the deadline. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.

2024 Ohio 4-H Conference

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Conference will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. The conference is a great opportunity to gather new ideas, get updates about 4-H, meet/connect with new people, and celebrate our volunteers and teens. The conference includes break out sessions for both teens and adult volunteers, as well as a luncheon, trade show, and silent auction. You can find a list of sessions, registration form, vendor application, and silent auction donation form HERE. Cost to attend is $40 per person.

Please return the registration form along with payment to the Licking County Extension Office by February 8, 2024 so that we can get you registered before the deadline. Check should be made payable to: Licking County 4-H Committee.