Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship Due Soon

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Ohio 4-H Virtual Achievement Form Workshop

This fall, Teen Leadership Council will be hosting a virtual Achievement Form Workshop for 4-H members statewide!

  • October 2, 2022 (6:30-8:00 p.m. on Zoom): An informational session will be held, providing a basic overview of the Achievement Form, giving introductory tips for completion, and sharing about potential opportunities available to members who complete and submit their forms.
    • Must register at https://go.osu.edu/AchForm2022 by September 30 to receive Zoom information for the workshop.
    • This session will be recorded for those who cannot attend in live-time.

Achievement Awards Forms and Scholarship

The 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards Form Packet as well as the 2022 Licking County 4-H Committee Scholarship Packet are now available. Both forms can be found in multiple formats on the Teen Opportunities page of the website. Achievement Awards forms and the 4-H Committee Scholarship are due to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2022. By completing the Achievement Awards forms, members have the opportunity to be recognized for their comprehensive project work and leadership activities and can be chosen to represent Licking County at the state level competition. Applicants are also eligible to apply for state trips/camps and other opportunities through this process. Members must be at least 14 (as of 01/01/2023) in order to be eligible for this process. Please reach out to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) with questions or for help with the process.

Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

It’s time to start thinking about recognition opportunities for our many 4-H Members! All are welcome, but we especially encourage those parents and Advisors who will have teens age 14 (as of 01/01/23) – and those teens – to attend… Let us explain the many options, share some resources, and then give you some great examples to get you started! Let us know if you’re planning to attend, as we want to have plenty of handouts for everyone!

What: Teen Awards and Opportunities Workshop

When: Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6:30pm

Where: Licking County Extension Office Conference Room – 771 East Main St., Newark, OH 43055

Join Ohio 4-H Health HEROES!

Are you a 4-H teen interested in learning about healthy living? Consider becoming a part of 4-H Health HEROES! HEROES stands for Health Education Resources for Outreach, Engagement, and Service.

Teens who participate will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about a variety of healthy living topics
• Gain valuable leadership and communication skills
• Meet other 4-H youth from across Ohio who are invested in healthy living
• Leave a positive impact on your family, friends, and community
• Promote the 4th H!

Applications are due Sunday, September 11th by 11:59 pm. Any questions contact Justin Bower at bower.183@osu.eduor 614-247-1979.

For more information, expectations, and application, visit https://ohio4h.org/healthheroes

Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council Application

Ohio 4-H is seeking teens to join their Teen Leadership Council (TLC). The TLC is a great way to serve in a leadership role at the state level and to meet other 4-H teens from around Ohio!

  • Age: Individuals must be 14-18 as of January 1 the year of application to apply for council member, committee member, committee chair, and officer.
  • Number of Meetings/Events: See the program structure outline on the application for specific numbers of meetings and events. Members are required to attend at least 75% of meetings and events.
    • Working Events: Members are required to work a number of statewide events at the Ohio State Fair, and elsewhere throughout the state (e.g. Farm Science Review, Legislative Luncheon, etc.).  Each level of membership differs in the number of events that are required.  See the program structure for more information.
  • Location of meetings: Meetings are typically held at the Ohio 4-H Center in Columbus, Ohio, but there are occasionally instances when they are held elsewhere due to events on Ohio State’s Campus.  In these instances, meetings may be held at locations close to campus area.  Refer to the application for the locations for the 2022-2023 year.  Members will be notified prior to a location change.

Member selection process and how to apply: Visit the website (go.osu.edu/TLC) and review the “Teen Leadership Council Selection Procedures & How to Apply” for all the details you may need to know or share.

Applications and more information about becoming Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) member for the 2022-23 program year are now available online at: go.osu.edu/TLC. Please note: applications (and other materials, including letters of recommendation and program fees) are due by Friday, August 12, 2022. Since this is during the Hartford Fair, we would encourage you to complete your application early!

4-H Event Youth Assistant (4-HEYA) 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.
  • Time Frame: Apply by May 15, selection, training, service to Ohio State Fair, and evaluation. Complete responsibilities by August 31, 2022.
  • Requirements (in addition to application/selection process):
    • Training – Must attend one of the options for training (July 12 or July 21)
      • 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, 2022-August 31, 2023. 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), Sarah (longo.79@osu.edu), or Kayla (oberstadt.1@osu.edu)

Healthy Living 4-H Youth In Action Award Applications Now Accepted

Youth changing their communities is a cornerstone of 4-H Healthy Living work.  Do you have a teen leader who should be recognized for the work done in changing health in their community? The 4‑H Youth in Action Award Program recognizes four confident young leaders with diverse backgrounds and unique perspectives in the 4-H core pillar areas: agriculture, civic engagement, healthy living and STEM. Any of these pillar areas may be appropriate for youth leading change in WCC, but definitely civic engagement or healthy living!

Each year, Pillar Winners will experience an exciting year of telling their 4‑H story and celebrating their leadership. Winners receive:

  • $5,000 higher education scholarship
  • Opportunities to showcase their 4 H impact story
  • All-expenses paid trip to National 4 H Council event
  • Networking opportunities with 4 H celebrities and other prominent alumni
  • Recognition as the official 4 H youth spokesperson for their pillar

Applications are received through March 28 at https://4-h.org/parents/4-h-youth-in-action-awards/#!about-4h-youth-in-action

The application consists of basic contact information, answers to two limited response questions and a one-minute video.  This opportunity is open to 15-18 year-olds.

Virtual Statewide 4-H Officer Training

There will be a virtual, statewide 4-H Officer Training on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 starting at 7:00pm. This is a great opportunity for both those who know they will be holding an officer position as well as those who want to learn more about being an officer. Deadline to register is Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Visit go.osu.edu/officer to register for this event.

2022 Career Readiness Day

Ohio 4-H will once again host Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. This event is free and open to all 4-H members age 13 through 18. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with activities such as written communication skills, resume writing, interview skills and preparedness, entrepreneurship, goal setting, professional dress, and much more! This event will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from Noon – 4:00pm. Registrations are due by Saturday, March 19, 2022. You can register by visiting: go.osu.edu/taketheleap.

Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation for their support of this event!