The 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference brings together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational session that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs. Registration opens at 8:00 am and Session I starts at 9:00 am. Information on the sessions and events can be found here. Registration form can be found here.
Making eXtreme Counselors (MXC)–an interactive and quick-paced training that offers innovative camp ideas to new and veteran camp counselors ages 14 to 18 who plan to serve as camp counselors. MXC participants will leave with skills that will enable them to assist in their county’s camp program planning and delivery, and prepare them to deliver a great camp program to their campers. MXC is a national award-winning workshop that will be useful for all potential camp counselors. Don’t miss your chance to participate—the event will be offered once in 2020, during the weekend of February 22-23. MXC will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of The Ohio State University. Counselors will earn camp counselor training hours while attending this event (number of hours is determined by county). All participants will receive a take-home kit of supplies. They also will be able to share and gain ideas with teens from other counties all across the state. County Extension Professionals and Camp Directors are NOT required to attend with their counselors. More information about MXC 2020 can be found at http://go.osu.edu/mxc.
Teens interested in learning more about government are invited to apply for the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. A select group of youth will learn how to make a difference through public policy and action. Delegates will travel to Columbus for an overnight training with legislators and aides in the State Capital, develop policy and prepare a presentation for public hearing. Don’t miss this great opportunity for a firsthand experience of government in action and the opportunity to win scholarships. More at go.osu.edu/OYCC2020
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 email@example.com or 740.670.5315.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.