Develop your leadership potential through a variety of 4-H teen experiences. Opportunities for 4-H teens 14 years of age and older.

Ohio 4-H Conference

Plan on attending the 2020 Ohio 4-H Conference on Saturday, March 14 at the Columbus Convention Center. The first 25 Clark County 4-H Teens or Volunteers to apply only pay $15 the remaining registration fee is paid by the Clark County 4-H Advisory Committee. Click here for the Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Booklet to see all the great programming opportunities. Click here for the Ohio 4-H Conference Registration Form. Registration deadline is February 10, 2020.

Trip Opportunities

4-H members, 14 to 18 years as of January 1, 2020, may apply for one of several state trip and leadership opportunities funded by the Clark County 4-H Committee. Interested 4-H members must complete the Clark County 4-H Award Trip Application and participate in an interview with a 4-H Committee representative. Click here for an application. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. Interviews will be held on March 9, 2020, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. 

Royalty Opportunities

4-H members have a variety of opportunities to compete for royalty positions representing specific project areas as well as the overall 4-H program. These opportunities include: 4-H King and Queen, Alpaca and Llama Ambassador, Beef Queen, Canine Royalty, Dairy Princess, Outstanding Horse Youth, Pork Queen, Rabbit RoyaltyPoultry Royalty, Miss Lamb & Wool Queen, Shooting Sports Ambassadors. Application deadlines vary. Click on the royalty opportunity you are interested in to download an application.

International Opportunities

4-H not only is wide-spread in the United States. It can take you to a whole new world! Through the 4-H Exchange programs (LABO and IFYE), youth and adults alike can host students from other countries, as well as take trips themselves to learn about 4-H in other places. It’s exciting to think 4-H exists in over 88 different countries!

If you are interested in traveling abroad to study in another country, or would be willing to host a student in your home, please contact Patty House for more details!

Learn more about the International 4-H Program click here.

Community Service

Looking for community service hours to fulfill your requirements for High School graduation? Look no further! All of the teen groups conduct some type of service during the year. You can use these towards your required community service hours. The Extension Office has a variety of things you could do including: filing, collating, creating kits, working in the resource center, and putting mailings together. Call our office for more information. We’d like your help!

4-H Camp Counselors

Apply to Become a 2021 Clark County 4-H Camp Counselor and/or CIT

Teens, age 14 and older and at least in 8th grade as of January 1, 2021 may apply to become a 4-H Camp Counselor or counselor in training for Clark County 4-H.  Teens develop leadership and workforce preparation skills as they plan and conduct a five day, four night overnight camping experience for youth ages 8 to 13 at 4-H Camp Clifton.  Teens do not need to be 4-H members to apply, but must enroll in 4-H in 2021 as one of the requirements.  Interested teens may apply by completing the on-line application at https://go.osu.edu/2021clarkcounty4hcampcounselorapplication.  Application deadline is December 1, 2020.  In addition to the application, each applicant will participate in an interview and is requested to submit two non-family references.  For more details click on the application link or contact Patty House, 4-H Extension Educator, house.18@osu.edu or 937-398-7599.

Junior Fair Board

The Clark County Junior Fair Board is a group of energetic, enthusiastic teens that help plan and carry out plans for the Clark County Junior Fair!   JFB members range in age from a sophomore in high school, through a freshman in college, as long as they have not passed their 20th birthday as of January 1st of the current year.

Junior Fair Board Applications for the 2021 Jr. Fair Season are available here and at the Senior Fair Board Office. Application Deadline December 1, 2020.

For more information contact Melissa Anderson, Jr. Fair Board Coordinator at andersonm25@wittenberg.edu

 

Food & Fashion Board

This is a group of 4-H Teens teaching other 4-H'ers. They conduct workshops to assist with project completion and judging. In addition to teaching others, their meetings include fun educational sessions and field trips to enhance their knowledge! Fashion Board is open to 4-H'ers in grades 9-12 who carried a 4-H project in the previous year and plan to carry a family and consumer science related project in the current year. Sound like this is something you'd be interested in? Application deadline April 1, 2020.  Click here for the Food & Fashion Board Application.

Scholarships

4-H members who are seniors in high school or college freshmen may want to apply for county and state scholarships.

Clark County 4-H Scholarships

The Clark County 4-H scholarships: 2 General 4-H @ $500, 4 General 4-H @ $250, 2 Horse @ $500, 1 Dog @ $250, 1 Dairy @ $500, and 1 Sheep @ $500. The Clark County 4-H Scholarships deadline July 1, 2020. Click here for the Clark County 4-H Scholarship Application 

Ohio 4-H Scholarship

You need to compleete the on-line application no later than February 10, 2020. Click here for link.

Ohio State Fair Scholarship

This application is due April 15, 2020. Click here for link.

Achievement Awards

4-H members 14 to 18 years of age as of December 31, may apply for one of several State 4-H Achievement Awards. Awards are given based on a 4-H member’s total leadership, community service, and project experiences in a given project or program area. 4-H members may also use the Achievement Form to apply for several state and national conferences and to become a member on the State Junior Fair Board. Application deadline is February 10, 2020 to the OSU Extension, Clark County Office. Click here for the Ohio 4-H Achievement Application.

Ohio 4-H Teen Council

4-H members, age 15 to 18 with at least 24 consecutive months as 4-H members prior to application. Members work together to improve Ohio 4-H programming, administration, and relevance to youth in today’s society through cooperation with State 4-H leaders, active support of new and innovative 4-H programming, and advocacy for 4-H and youth issues. Application deadline is August 14, 2020. Click here for application. 

For more information on any of the Teen Opportunities contact Patty House at house.18@osu.edu or 937-398-7599.

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