4-H CARTEENS Facilitators Needed

The Licking County 4-H CARTEENS program is looking for teen facilitators. The 4-H CARTEENS is a teen leadership program in partnership with the Licking County Juvenile Courts to teach safe driving practices to minors who have made traffic violations. The program is held once a month, typically on the first Thursday of the month, from 5:00-7:00pm. Facilitators help set up the materials, check in participants, introduce speakers, and work with groups with hands-on activities.

Youth should be at least 15-years-old to become a facilitator. CARTEENS can help teens to focus on learning leadership and public speaking skills. It is a great opportunity for those teens who may want to be involved in a 4-H Teen Leader activity, but may not have the time to commit to some of the more time intensive opportunities. Hours working with CARTEENS are eligible for school volunteer requirements and facilitators are eligible to apply for a scholarship their senior year of high school.

Our next program will be held on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00-7:00pm at the Extension Office. If you have questions or would be interested in becoming a CARTEENS facilitator, please contact Adrienne at anderson.1410@osu.edu or 740.670.5315.

Advanced Achievement Form Workshop

On November 24, 2019, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting their second Achievement Form Workshop at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 6:00-8:00 PM!

This second workshop is specifically for those teens who have already started/previously completed their Achievement Record Form and would like feedback. Teens who RSVP will receive 1 on 1 coaching from individuals who are experienced and have had success in submitting their Achievement Record at the state level.

This is a great opportunity for those who will be submitting their forms to the state or for those who hope to improve their forms for future selection.

2019 Licking County 4-H Achievement Night

All Licking County 4-H families are welcome to join us for the annual 4-H Achievement Night on Thursday, November 21st at C-TEC (150 Price Road, Newark). All youth being recognized, as well as all advisors being recognized for years of service, have been sent invitations by mail. We look forward to an evening filled with food, fun and recognition! If you’re able to attend, please email or call to confirm – just to ensure we have plenty of desserts!

 

REMINDER: 2020 Junior Fair Board Applications Due

The application for the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair Junior Fair Board is due this Friday to the Licking County OSU Extension Office. Applicants must be at least 15 years old (as of 01/01/20) and will enroll to be a junior exhibitor at the 2020 Hartford Independent Fair. Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The application can be found here.

Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Are you interested in community service, government and advocacy? Apply to be part of the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge hosted by Ohio 4-H, FFA and Farm Bureau. Only 40 delegates will be selected to work with other teens in grades 9-12 to develop a policy that makes a difference in their community, travel to the State House in Columbus and meet with lawmakers. Find all the details at www.go.osu.edu/OYCC2020 and be a #4HTrueLeader!

Leadership Washington Focus Trip

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY FOR 4-H MEMBERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN EIGHTH GRADE!

LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS – July 27-31, 2020

The Licking County 4-H Committee chooses two 4-H members, who will be completing the 8th grade in the spring of 2020, to participate in Leadership: Washington Focus (LWF). While one delegate has been chosen during the fall teen awards selection process, one position remains open – and will be selected through this application process.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF) is a 4-H leadership program for youth that will take place at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, just 1 mile outside Washington, D.C. For more than 50 years, thousands of 4-H’ers have participated in our high school program, Citizenship: Washington Focus and now we are happy to introduce its precursor for middle school 4-H’ers, LWF.

A full description and list of requirements can  be found here.

Click here for the Leadership Washington Focus Application

2020 4-H Summer Camp and Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor Application

The application for summer camp and Cloverbud day camp counselors is now available. Applications are due to the extension office by Friday, December 13, 2019 at 4:30pm. When completing the application, please mark where appropriate whether you wish to apply to be a summer camp counselor (June 13-17, 2020), Cloverbud day camp counselor (June 6, 2020), or both. All applicants must complete and turn in the applications whether they have served as a counselor in the past or are applying for the first time. New applications, or those who are applying to serve in a different role than before (i.e. applicant has served as a Cloverbud day camp counselor but now wishes to serve as a summer camp counselor) must complete an interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 between 5:00 and 8:00pm. It is the responsibility of the applicant to schedule his/her interview. Interviews can be scheduled by call in the extension office at 740.670.5315 or the applicant can schedule their interview in-person when they drop off their application.

Before applying, please review the list of counselor responsibilities and training/event dates to ensure that this opportunity fits your expectations and schedule.

The application can be found here.

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.

Teen Interest Inventory

If you are a Licking County 4-H member who will be 4-H age 14-18 in 2020, you should have received an email that invited you to complete the Teen Interest Inventory. In case the email didn’t make it to you, here is another chance for you to complete the Teen Interest Inventory.

We have many exciting opportunities available specifically for teens for the 2020 4-H year. Since most clubs don’t meet much, if at all, during the fall and winter, it can be easy to miss deadlines. To help you keep up on these opportunities, we ask that you please complete the Teen Interest Inventory. By completing the Teen Interest Inventory, it let’s us know which opportunities that you are interested in so that we can send you the information specific to those opportunities when it becomes available. For instance, if you mark that you are interested in becoming a camp counselor, we will send you a link to the application along with other information once it becomes available so that you don’t miss the chance to apply! This interest inventory is not a commitment to applying for the opportunities you select, it is just a way to let us know to send you more information.

In the past, we’ve sent out a paper that we asked to fill out and send back in. To make it easier this year, we’re doing an online survey. You can easily fill it out in just a few minutes from a computer or mobile device and you don’t have to worry about getting the form back to us!

The teen opportunities are listed below. Once you have reviewed them and know which ones you are interested in, please follow this link to complete the survey: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_efGY3vSXCfvJuIdPlease complete the survey before it closes on Monday, September 30, 2019.

TEEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020

Food & Fashion Board – Must be 14 years old as of 01/01/20. Serve as a member of the county Food & Fashion Board and actively participate in planning, organizing, and implementing nutrition/fashion related activities. These may include club visits, planning & implementing the Style Revue and assisting with additional food or fashion-related workshops. Deadline for application is September 20th. Applications will be posted at http://licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources).  Interviews will be held Thursday, October 3rd.

Junior Fair Board – Must be 15 years old as of 01/01/20. Serve as member of Hartford Junior Fair Board while planning, organizing, and implementing the Junior Fair program.  A minimum of seven trainings will be held in addition to attending the Junior Fair Conference in Columbus on Saturday, January 4th. Deadline for application is November 15th. Applications will be posted at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Member Resources). Interviews will be held on Saturday, December 7th, with all members required to attend an orientation meeting on Monday, December 16th (tentative).

4-H Summer Camp Counselor – Must be between 14 and 19 years of age. These teens will serve in a leadership capacity during June 13-17, 2020 camp for youth ages 9-15. A minimum of 9 training sessions will be held with counselors also attending Camp Counselors Workshop (April 17-18).  Camp counselor applications are due December 20, 2019. Applications will be posted at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Camp Opportunities). Interviews will be held January 7, 2020.

4-H Cloverbud Day Camp Counselor – Must be between 14 and 19 years of age. These teens will assist in planning and facilitating day camp program on Saturday, June 6th for children who are five to eight years old. Cloverbud Day Camp counselor applications are due December 20, 2019. Applications will be posted  at www.licking.osu.edu (4-H Youth Development / Camp Opportunities). Interviews will be held January 7, 2020.

4-H CARTEENS Facilitator – Must be at least 15 years of age. Peer-led traffic safety program conducted the first Thursday of every month in conjunction with the county Juvenile Court. Teens prepare for and present driver education program and assist with various special projects related to driver safety.