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.

Officer Training School and Family Orientation – NEW LOCATION

The 2019 Officer Training School and Family Orientation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:30pm at HEATH HIGH SCHOOL (new location this year!). This is a great opportunity for youth who have been selected as an officer to learn more about their office as well as for those who are interested in learning more about an office they wish to run for in the future. The Family Orientation is will allow you to hear about important information all families should know about the Licking County 4-H Program and also offers the opportunity for you to ask questions about the program, projects or events. We hope to see you there!

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)

Ohio Military Kids

On behalf of Ohio Military Kids (OMK), we hope you have enjoyed your holiday season and will have a Happy New Year! Now that 2019 is here, the Ohio Military Kids Program has some major updates. On our website, we have posted our 2018 Year in Review video. This video highlights some of our biggest memories and experiences from the last year. Our 2019 scheduled events are also updated on our website!

Do you have camp counselors who are looking for another opportunity to serve? The OMK Program is looking for qualified candidates for Camp Kelleys Island in August of 2019. Applications are linked here to our website and are due by February 15, 2019.

We also have several opportunities for people to volunteer and support our program. There are events starting in April and goes throughout the entire summer and most of the fall. Please visit our website to see these opportunities.

Please check out our website at: go.osu.edu/OMK to see all of the updates and share with military families.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kayla Oberstadt, OMK Program Manager, at oberstadt.1@osu.edu.

REMINDER: 2019 Camp Counselor Applications Due!

4-H Camp Counselor applications are due to the Extension Office by 4:30pm on Friday, December 14, 2018.  Applications can be dropped off or mailed into the office (771 E. Main Street, Suite 103, Newark, OH 43055) or faxed in (740.670.5317). New applicants should also schedule an interview time by calling our office (740.670.5315). Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Extension Office.

Application and additional information can be found here.

REMINDER: Achievement Forms are Due!

Achievement forms are due to the Licking County OSU Extension Office by Friday, October 19, 2018 at 4:30pm. All of the forms you will need can be found on the Member Resources page on the website. You will need to have your forms signed by you 4-H advisor, so please allow time to connect with your advisor before they are due. If you have questions, please call our office at 740.670.5315.

Licking County 4-H CARTEENS

The Licking County 4-H CARTEENS program is a traffic safety program for first-time juvenile traffic offenders. In partnership with the Licking County Probate Court-Juvenile Division and local law enforcement, a monthly two-hour traffic safety education program is facilitated by 4-H teen members. The CARTEENS introduce guest speakers, lead group-learning activities focused on traffic safety and provide overall coordination of the session. A Juvenile Court representative and officer from the Heath Police Department provide materials resources and serve as guest speakers.

If you would like to help educate your peers about traffic safety, improve your public speaking and presentation skills and want a great way to help your community, consider becoming a 4-H CARTEENS facilitator. Teens who are at least 15 years old and can commit to volunteering for three hours each month are welcome to learn more about becoming apart of CARTEENS. For more information, contact Adrienne Anderson at 740-670-5315 or by email at: anderson.1410@osu.edu