Per the health order from Gov. DeWine, effective July 23, 2020 at 6 p.m., masks are required to be worn in Ohio. This applies to all 4-H activities.

In-person 4-H Meetings and Activities - September 1, 2020
As we move into fall 4-H club meetings and activities, the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events has been updated to reflect current guidance from Ohio State University and health officials. Please remember:

  • Hosting virtual meetings and events is preferred
  • If activities are critical/essential and are in-person, they must be education-focused
  • Group cannot be larger than 50 people, including adults, youth, presenters, etc.
  • Face masks are required inside and outside at all times
  • Potlucks and buffets are not permitted

Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at http://ohio4h.org.


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