New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better (SPIN Club targeted at youth in 5th-8th Grades).

Greetings 4-H Youth and Parents,

January starts a new year, let’s make a new you.  We are excited to offer New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better (targeted at youth in 5th-8th Grades).  We will tackle topics that will help you be informed to make the best choices for the best you.  You will receive a fun swag bag in the mail when you sign up that contains items that relate to the weekly topics.  Each week we will have guest speaker(s), activities, and time to talk with other youth when we meet for about an hour.

You are invited to join New Year, New You: Making YOUR Best Better series being held on Sundays February 7 – March 14. These sessions will be held virtually on ZOOM from 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.  The attached flyer provides a brief description and information on how to register. More information will be given to youth once registered.

Weekly session topics:

  • February 7          New Year, New You, and the Awesome Things You Can Do!
  • February 14        Boys, Girls, Crushes and Feelings…Oh My! What’s Appropriate, Safety & Etiquette.
  • February 21        TikTok, Snapchat, Insta are They Just Fun?   Seriously is Human Trafficking a Thing?
  • February 28        Work’n for a Live’n…jobs, image, and beyond.
  • March 7               What’s up with Vaping, Marijuana, and Alcohol?
  • March 14             New Year, Healthy You! Be Your Best Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

Hurry to register! Spots and swag bags are limited.  Participants will receive up to $40 worth of fun, useful swag items.   To register go to  Registration deadline is January 15!!

Parent/guardian note: Are you convinced this is a good activity, but your child isn’t sold?  May we suggest a conversation where you express these are important topics for your child to learn more about and you set a family goal with an incentive for him/her to participate.

Can’t wait to see you in 2021!!


Andrea Cole, Katie Cole, Allison Cooper, Liz Hirzel, Angie Holmes

Extension Educators, 4-H Youth Development

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Canter’s Cave 4-H Camp serves 10 counties for their local 4-H Camps as well as some state 4-H camps and much more. Overall, more than 2,000 4-H’ers ages 8-18 take part in our 4-H camping programs each year. So why should youth consider coming to  4-H camp? Here are just a few reasons:

  • Make new friends
  • Opportunities to try new things and be engaged in learning
  • Gain leadership and life skills
  • and much more

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Staying Current with 4-H News

Family Guide

The 2021 Family Guide is now available online at: This is your place to connect to the entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for 2021. We have hard copies in the office that can be picked up at anytime.

Ohio 4-H Foundation Newsletter

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Adult Volunteer Opportunies

4-H Committee Members Needed

Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Highland County 4-H Committee! Committee volunteers are comprised of volunteer advisors, parents and the business community. The terms are below. Contact Kathy or Danielle at (937) 393-1918 for nominations for one of the following positions by November 30, 2020:

3 – NE (Leesburg, Greenfield, Hillsboro) – 3 yr. term

1 – NW (Leesburg, Lynchburg, Hillsboro) – 3 yr. term

2 – SE (Berrysville, Belfast, Sinking Spring) – 3 yr. term

2 – SW (Buford, Mowrystown) – 2 & 3 yr. terms


Advisor Trainings

Advisor training is required every year; more dates are available for 2021.  Due to limited space registration for in-person and virtual trainings will be required.

In person-Requires Registration

  • Saturday, January 30th 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, February 4th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Monday, February 15th 9-11:30 p.m.

New Advisor Training-Requires Registration

  • Monday, March 29th 6:30-9 p.m.

Virtual-Requires Registration

  • Saturday, January 9th 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 19th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 10th 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 11th 6:30-9 p.m.

The links to register for advisor training  will be available in December.


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.

New Advisor Training-Requires Registration

  • Monday, March 29th 6:30-9 p.m.

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4-H Sun Catchers-  $15, visit for more information or stop by Extension Office to purchase.


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Community Markets Community Cash- Save your Community Markets Receipts and drop them off at the Extension Office.


4-H Yard Signs- Purchase a Yard Sign for $5.50 at the OSU Extension Office.


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