Wayne County 4-H clubs are organizing now with a countywide enrollment deadline coming up on April 1st. 4-H offers youth a myriad of opportunities. Youth can choose from more than 200 different projects including animals, archery, cooking, photography, sewing, shooting sports, woodworking, robotics, rockets, and so much more. 4-H also offers summer day and overnight camping experiences and opportunities to exhibit and show animals and projects at the Ohio State Fair and the Wayne County Fair. Be sure to visit wayne.osu.edu, click on 4-H under the program areas heading, and then click on how to join 4-H for more information about clubs accepting new members and how to get involved.
Wayne County 4-H is also accepting applications for new adult volunteers to assist with 4-H clubs and special events such as project judging and skillathon interviews. New volunteers must complete an application, interview, and fingerprint-background check screening process before being accepted as a volunteer. To start the process learn more at wayne.osu.edu by clicking on program areas, then 4-H, then volunteers. New 4-H volunteer applications are due April 1st.
Save the Date
This spring Wayne County 4-H’s premiere donor recognition and fundraising event – The Wayne County 4-H Legacy Dinner will return after not being held that past two years due to COVID-19. So please save the date for Thursday May 19th. Event invitations will be mailed out later this month.
Ohio 4-H Announces New Spark Expo
Register now for the 4-H SPARK Expo and explore careers, make new friends and learn more about college! It all happens on the OSU Columbus campus, June 16-18 for youth who have completed eighth grade. Find out more at go.osu.edu/sparkexporeg. 4-H Spark Expo is three days and two nights of fun and learning. It is a collaboration between Ohio 4-H and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and will be jam-packed with career exploration sessions designed just for teens. 4-H Spark Expo is a chance for youth to develop valuable skills, make new friends, and fuel individual growth.
It will be a first glimpse of the premiere college and career readiness program, Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future. Who should attend? To attend, youth must meet the following criteria: Complete 8th grade at the end of the 2021-2022 school year, be willing to experience in-depth “action learning” in specific interest areas, be eager to share new ideas with 4-H members back home and participate additional Ohio 4-H Pathways to the Future programming throughout the upcoming year.
Doug Foxx is an OSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator and may be reached at 330-264-8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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