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!

REMINDER: 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Registrations Due

4-H Adult Volunteers and Teens are encouraged to attend the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The day is filled with dozens of break out sessions geared toward both teens and adults. Bring home new ideas for use in your club or with our county program. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Check out the full schedule for the day and list of sessions here. To register, please fill out the registration form here and return to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 with payment made to the Licking County 4-H Committee. Sessions fill on a first come, first served basis so please turn in your registration soon to be registered for your desired sessions.

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference

2022 Ohio 4-H Conference Materials Now Available

4-H Adult Volunteers and Teens are encouraged to attend the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The day is filled with dozens of break out sessions geared toward both teens and adults. Bring home new ideas for use in your club or with our county program. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Check out the full schedule for the day and list of sessions here. To register, please fill out the registration form here and return to the Licking County Extension Office by Wednesday, February 9, 2022 with payment made to the Licking County 4-H Committee. Sessions fill on a first come, first served basis so please turn in your registration soon to be registered for your desired sessions.

2022 National 4-H Conference

Ohio 4-H is seeking qualified teen applicants to attend the National 4-H Conference in March! The National 4-H Conference is March 19-24 in Washington, D.C. (or, if choosing virtual programming – March 20-24). It is specifically focused on civic engagement, civic education, and personal development.  Delegates arrive to D.C. ready to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their nation, and their world.  Additional information can be found in the application (2022 National 4-H Conference Application) or at the links below. Selected Ohio 4-H teens will receive full scholarship coverage to attend National 4-H Conference (travel, housing, registration fees).

Ohio expects to be represented by 3-6 teens from across the state, characterizing core values of leadership, diversity, and civic engagement. We are seeking qualified candidates who represent the Ohio 4-H program positively and who have a passion for youth voice in public issues.

Important information to note:

  • Applicants can be a 4-H member from any county in Ohio!
  • Applicants must be 15-19 as of January 1, 2022
  • Pending the application process of youth choosing the virtual or in-person experience, we will determine the number of delegates representing Ohio given our funding available.
  • Applicants must complete the application (link above), including essays (no more than 2 pages total), and attaining signatures in order to be considered.
  • Applications (and all supporting materials) must be received by January 24 at 11:59 p.m. to Kayla Oberstadt at oberstadt.1@osu.edu.
  • When applications are reviewed, the corresponding 4-H educator will be contacted for a reference for the identified candidate. No documentation or signature is required from the 4-H educator prior to application.
  • More information about the conference: https://4-h.org/parents/national-4-h-conference/ 
  • You may enjoy viewing the video from a past National 4-H Conference to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWI1M5yKBUI

Please contact Kayla Oberstadt at oberstadt.1@osu.edu with questions.

REMINDER: 2022 Camp Counselor Application Due!

Applications to be a Camp Counselor for 2022 are due on Friday, January 7, 2022 by 4:30pm. Don’t forget that applicants will need to request two references be completed by non-family members. Please be sure to allow enough time for your references to complete the form. Links for the application and reference form are listed below.

2022 Camp Counselor Application: www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorApplication                        

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to me to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:  www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorReferenceForm

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Details… Details… Details…

4-H EVENT/OPPORTUNITY: Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor

DATE / DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-15 during the Licking County 4-H Camp (June 17-21, 2022). As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Licking County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce 4-H Camp Ohio and general camping rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, team building challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing within their respective 4-H Club(s).
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (6 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • All applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
  • All new applicants are asked to contact Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu / 740.618.6333) to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.

MEETING DATES / TIME / FREQUENCY / TRAINING

  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates (tentatively):
    • February 8 (Tuesday) / February 23 (Wednesday) / March 4-6 (Teen Leader Winter Retreat) / March 8 (Tuesday) / March 23 (Wednesday) / April 12 (Tuesday) / April 22-23 (4-H Camp Ohio Counselor Workshop) / April 27 (Wednesday) / May 10 (Tuesday) / May 13-14 (Mini Camp) / May 25 (Wednesday) / June 14 (Tuesday) and Summer Camp (June 17-21).
  • Counselors are expected to notify Lisa McCutcheon if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • Submit reference forms from at least two non-family members.
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit all materials to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, January 7, 2022.

2022 4-H Camp Counselor Application

2022 Camp Counselor Application: www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorApplication                        

  • Follow the link above to the application. You’ll complete your responses, read the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Contract, and then both you and parent will electronically sign your application. The application can be completed easily on a computer or mobile device.
  • NEW APPLICANTS: Once you have completed your application, please reach out to me to schedule your interview. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

2022 Camp Counselor Reference Form:  www.go.osu.edu/2022CounselorReferenceForm

  • Please note, this link can be shared with your reference contacts. They will then follow the link to a survey, and complete their feedback about your skills and abilities, and submit online.
  • ALL APPLICANTS: Please remember that we must receive at least two reference forms on your behalf…

Details… Details… Details…

4-H EVENT/OPPORTUNITY: Licking County 4-H Camp Counselor

DATE / DEADLINE: Applications are due to the OSU Extension Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-15 during the Licking County 4-H Camp (June 17-21, 2022). As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Licking County 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded.  Roles and Responsibilities of 4-H Camp Counselors include:

  • Attend required trainings prior to camp
  • Market and promote camp
  • Serve in a leadership and teaching role to other counselors
  • Serve on committees or other groups to plan programs at camp
  • Conduct self in an appropriate manner before, during, and after camp while serving as a role model to campers and peers
  • Assist staff and other counselors with camp activities; work as a team to implement the activities
  • Know and understand all safety guidelines, including emergency procedures, associated with the camp and program areas
  • Follow and enforce 4-H Camp Ohio and general camping rules
  • Assure for safety of campers at all times including in cabins, sessions, and large group activities
  • Be aware of child protection regulations and report any child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect in accordance with university policy
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Ensure campers’ health and hygiene, e.g., brushing teeth, eating meals, taking medication, etc.
  • Promote camper participation during camp
  • Lead and supervise campers in activities at camp including but not limited to songs, team building challenges, group activities, challenges, etc.
  • Teach and lead campers at workshops or during other components at camp (table setting, song leading, etc.)
  • Mentor and give guidance to campers to encourage positive youth development and enhancement of life skills

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by January 1, 2022.
  • Must be a member in good standing within their respective 4-H Club(s).
  • Must be able to get transportation to meetings and events as needed.
  • Must complete a minimum of 24 hours of training. (6 of these hours must be on-sight for first time counselors).
  • Must complete Child Abuse Awareness training.
  • Must Sign Standards of Behaviors, complete the Code of Conduct form, and have a current Ohio 4-H Health History form on file.
  • All applicants must provide two references.
  • If the individual is 18+ year old at least two months prior to camp, the individual must have their background check conducted.

SELECTION PROCESS:

  • Individuals who complete the application and fulfill application requirements will be contacted regarding the selection process.
  • All new applicants are asked to contact Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu / 740.618.6333) to schedule their interview.
  • Interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Licking County Extension Office.

MEETING DATES / TIME / FREQUENCY / TRAINING

  • 4-H Camp Counselors meet the following dates (tentatively):
    • February 8 (Tuesday) / February 23 (Wednesday) / March 4-6 (Teen Leader Winter Retreat) / March 8 (Tuesday) / March 23 (Wednesday) / April 12 (Tuesday) / April 22-23 (4-H Camp Ohio Counselor Workshop) / April 27 (Wednesday) / May 10 (Tuesday) / May 13-14 (Mini Camp) / May 25 (Wednesday) / June 14 (Tuesday) and Summer Camp (June 17-21).
  • Counselors are expected to notify Lisa McCutcheon if an absence is unavoidable.
  • 4-H Camp Counselors will be trained on topics such as the camp counselor core competencies; risk management, including active shooter guidelines, emergency protocols, and child abuse recognition.

TO APPLY:

  • Complete the application in its entirety.
  • Submit reference forms from at least two non-family members.
  • Read and sign the Standards of Behavior and Camp Counselor Code of Conduct forms.
  • Submit all materials to the Licking County Extension Office by Friday, January 7, 2022.