Join the Teen Diversity Discussion February 4 on Zoom!

OSU Extension is partnering with the Muskingum County Library System to host a Teen Diversity Discussion during Ohio 4-H’s Diversity Month in February.

The program is scheduled for 6:30-7:3o p.m. on February 4.

Teens are invited to be a part of a conversation about biases and the impact they have on our community.

Register here.

Select your 2021 projects – Ohio 4-H Family Guide Now Available!

This is your place to connect to our entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for the year. Each project book contains information and activities for members to explore as an organized group project or at home under the guidance of a parent or interested adult. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it.

2021 Family Guide (.pdf)

Cloverbud Virtual Club Meeting Resource – Nature Journaling

Our friends in the Muskingum County Soil & Water Conservation office have shared a resource that would be great for virtual meeting Cloverbud activities!

Nature Journaling – Kids Edition is available on their YouTube Channel. The first few videos includes reading from a story book about how scientists use nature journaling to make discoveries and then the other videos have some information and prompts to get kids outside looking for stuff to draw or record in some way.

Check it out:


Register for the Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference! Deadline is February 12

The 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.

Virtual sessions will start at 9:00 am on February 20 and 7:00 pm on February 23 & 25.

2021 Registration Booklet

Click HERE to register

Junior Leaders Seeking Volunteer Businesses for Tours

The Muskingum County 4-H Junior Leadership Club is for 4-H youth ages 13-18. The group meets year round focusing on leadership skills, community service and career opportunities.

The teen leaders are looking for out-of-the-box ideas for tours and topics (over Zoom, for now, and in person, hopefully soon). Over the years, they have toured many 4-H alumnae businesses in our community. Are you willing to host us and show us what you do in your career field? (Time commitment is one hour or less on a weekday evening).

Please contact Advisors James & Susan McDonald at 740-819-5814 or Dr. Lisa Marshall at 740-704-3781 for more information.

Ohio 4-H Take the Leap Career Readiness Program

On behalf of the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, we would like to introduce you to the 2021 Take the Leap Year Program. Thanks to the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board, Take the Leap Year is a teen-led, five-month free program available to Ohio 4-H Teens ages 13-18. Our goal is to help teens from Ohio gain leadership skills, career development skills, and learn how to establish and maintain goals. They will learn these skills through programming, journaling, and working with their peers.

Registration is now open at and due January 24, 2021.

More information about the program:

We will be meeting virtually on the third Wednesday of each month February-May. There will be two meetings in June, with one on the second Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Wednesday. These workshops will be held in the evening. Each session will have different themes taught by teen leaders. Prior to beginning in February, registered participants will receive a package in the mail with supplies for the program.

Below are the following plans with the corresponding months:

  • February: This meeting will be an introduction to the program. Throughout the program, we are challenging teens to pick one word to apply to all aspects of their life. This word can help them reach their goals.
  • March: Working with teens to develop a 5-year plan to help them determine what they would like to accomplish in the near future.
  • April: Teens will learn professionalism skills that will benefit them in their later careers. They will learn about resume building, elevator pitches, business cards, and much more!
  • May: Participants will learn about state opportunities within the Ohio 4-H program.
  • June (2nd Wednesday): Q& A with 4-H alumni and the opportunity to learn about several career paths.
  • June (4th Wednesday): Closing Ceremony

If you have questions please contact TLC Officers Avalon Havan ( or Nat Kresic (, or TLC Advisors Kayla Oberstadt (, Frances Foos (, or Sarah Longo (

Mandatory Volunteer Training – Deadline February 15

  • Any 2020 Muskingum County 4-H Volunteer who wishes to remain active in 2021 MUST complete the Mandatory Volunteer Training course by February 15.
  • Volunteers will need to self enroll in the course here: You will need to enter your Full Name, E-mail Address, Phone Number and Postal Code to enroll in the course. (Company/Organization & Professional Title are not required.)
  • You will receive an e-mail to confirm your e-mail address and complete the registration process. You must complete this process by creating a password BEFORE you will be able to access the course. Save your password!
  • You will want to begin with the Module 1: 2021 Volunteer Update and review the Course Introduction for details on completing the course.
  • The course can be completed on a computer or mobile device.
  • The amount of time it will take to complete the course is comparable to the time we would spend together in person, so don’t wait until the last minute. I can see how much time you spend in the course. You will be more successful starting the year after completing the course.
  • To access the course once you are enrolled, visit: and enter your login information.

Let Jamie know if you have questions or need help, this is new for all of us!