Clermont County youth celebrate National 4-H week

For the 75th consecutive year, millions of youth, parents, volunteers and alumni across the country will be celebrating National 4-H Week during the first full week of October. Clermont County 4-H will leverage National 4-H Week this year by showcasing the incredible experiences 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H youth in our community with a Facebook photo contest. Share a different photo(s) each day of the week with #Clermont4-H for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Themes are as follows:

– Monday, October 1 – 4-H Families

– Tuesday, October 2 – Leadership

– Wednesday, October 3 – 4-H Projects

– Thursday, October 4 – 4-H Camp/Trips

– Friday, October 5 – Clermont County Fair

A winner will be chosen each day and winning photos will be on display at TSC Eastgate Saturday, October 7, for customers to vote on the grand prize winner! TSC will also be selling paper clovers to help raise funds for Clermont County 4-H.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun through experiential learning. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop skills, become leaders and assist in shaping their communities.

4-H gives youth a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers to cake decorating, from building rockets to raising sheep.

4-Hers go places – to camp, to fairs, to state and national conferences and competitions. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

Clermont County has nearly forty 4-H clubs, specializing in home economics, leadership, shooting sports and animal science. Through individual and group projects, 4-H instills integrity, service, leadership and personal growth in youth. To view a list of projects and resources, please visit projectcentral.ohio4h.org.

4-H is for everyone! To be a 4-H member, a child must be age 8 and in the third grade. For younger children (age 5 and in Kindergarten), Clermont County offers a program called 4-H Cloverbuds. Cloverbuds participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan.

To learn more about 4-H or to find a club in your area and advisor contact information, please visit clermont.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development, or contact Kelly Royalty, County Extension Director & 4-H Youth Development Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email royalty.9@osu.edu.

Clermont Extension is a non-formal education branch of OSU.

The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development.

For more information regarding OSU Extension and resources, visit the website at clermont.osu.edu, Facebook at OSU Extension – Clermont County, or call the office at 513-732-7070.