New Volunteer Applications
Now is the time to recruit new volunteers for 2021! Any adult who is going to be alone with 4-H members must go through the volunteer selection process. If volunteers want to be active in 2021, they need to complete the selection process. Applications for new advisors will be due the last Thursday in February 25, 2021. The forms are available through the Extension office and can be found at https://highland.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/forms-applications-resources#Volunteer/Advisor%20Forms.
Advisor training is required every year; more dates are available for 2021. Due to limited space pre-registration for in-person and virtual trainings will be required. You will not be able to just walk into the trainings.
Use the link or the QR Code to register for advisor training
4-H Graduation Cords
4-H Graduation Honor Cords will be available this year for current 4-H seniors to purchase. These green and white cords will proudly proclaim seniors’ long-time active involvement in the Highland County 4-H Program and their local 4-H club. The cords are available from OSU Extension Highland County. To order yours, please send a check, payable to OSU Extension, Highland County, in the amount of $15.00, on or before Thursday, April 8. We will place the order with National 4-H Supply, and let you know when you can stop in to pick up your cords. Of course, purchasing and wearing the cords is optional. We will provide all area high schools with a list of all our graduating seniors who purchase a cord so they are aware of what the cord represents. Let’s show our colors at graduation. An order form is attached, or available online at: https://highland.osu.edu/sites/highland/files/imce/Graduation%20cord%20letter.pdf
4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities for teens to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for adult success. The beginning point for teens to become involved in all 4-H opportunities is through local 4-H clubs. Through these clubs, they have the opportunity to participate in activities that could include projects designed especially for teens, community service and citizenship activities. After that there are many leadership opportunities at the county and state levels including numerous boards, committees and camping opportunities.
Highland County 4-H members are eligible for several county and state 4-H scholarships and opportunities. The individual requirements are different. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. Visit the website for scholarship eligibility requirements and applications:
Many applications are coming due, please check the websites for complete information.