Preparing Youth for Success
4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten 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.
Muskingum County 4-H involves more than 1400 county youth led by more than 275 adult volunteers. We offer 200 different 4-H projects - from sewing to small engines, home decorating to woodworking, photography to creative writing, theatre arts to fishing, small animals to large livestock. With more than 60 4-H clubs, including 35 clubs that offer Cloverbuds, spread throughout the county, we can help you find one in your area. For more information contact: Jamie McConnell, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at http://ohio4h.org.
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