Check out all of the possibilities available for 4-H teens 14 years of age and older!  

Please complete this Teen Opportunity Interest Form and return it to our office.

4-H Record Book

To help keep track of all your accomplishments throughout your 4-H years and for completing your achievement award.  This opens in a word document so you can continue to add each year.

My 4-H Record Book

Achievement Awards & Trip Opportunities

4-H youth who are 14-18 years old are eligible to apply for the Ohio 4-H State Achievement Awards. Awards are based on total leadership, community service, and project experiences in a certain program area. The Ohio Achievement Record is used as the selection tool for several local and state opportunities. 

2021 Ohio Achievement Record
Greene County edittable version 

Instruction Packet

  • State Achievement Awards - National 4-H Congress - These 25 awards recognize a 4-H member's achievement in a specific area.  A complete list of achievement areas is available on the Ohio 4-H website: ohio4h.org/families/just-teens/awards-scholarships.  Award recipients receive a paid trip to  the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia.  Applicants must be at least 14 years old, currently enrolled in 4-H, and complete a Ohio 4-H Achievement Record.
  • Ohio Township Association 4-H Local Government Award - Sponsored by the Ohio Township Assciation, this $1500 award was established in an effort to encourage and inspire more 4-H teens to become responsible citizens who are involved in local government. Two teens are selected annually to receive this award. Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to attend college, have completed a 4-H local government activity and complete a the Ohio Achievement Record.
  • State Junior Fair Board - Membership is comprised of individuals from each of the youth organizations represented at the Ohio State Fair.  Members attend meetings during the year and are expected to stay at the fair for the entire 12 days of activities. A fast-paced and action-packed opportunity!  Applicants must be at least 16 years old and complete the Ohio Achievement Record.

 

Community Service

Do you need to have some community service hours so you can graduate from high school? Well, let us know! The Extension Office has a variety of things that we could always have help with including: updating materials, organizing information, filing, collating, and putting together information for youth and families of Greene County 4-H. Call our office at 937-736-7214 or 937-736-7213 for more information. We would love to have your help! THANK YOU!

 

Greene County 4-H Camp Counselors

We are always looking for youth, at least 14 years of age and a high school freshman as of January 1 of the current year to be camp counselors. Youth must apply and be trained to help plan, coordinate, and conduct the Greene County 4-H Camps. This includes Cloverbud Day Camp and Overnight Camp. Applications are due for the following camp year in October. Youth must participate in a skills interview process and previous leadership experience is strongly encouraged. Click here for the Camp Cousnelor Application. Check back in early October. (Note: you will be taken to the camp information page.)

International Opportunities

4-H is the largest youth organization in the world! Experience the world with 4-H. Through the 4-H International Program (LABO), youth and adults can hold students from other countries, as well as travel themselves to learn about 4-H in other places around the world. Isn't awesome to think 4-H exists in over 88 different countries?!

If you are interested in traveling or being willing to host a student in your home, let us know (supinger.5@osu.edu) and we can get you more information. For more general information about the Ohio 4-H International Program, click here!

Junior Fair Board

The purpose of the Junior Fair Board is to assist in the administration of the Junior Fair, other youth oriented fair programs, and other community service projects. They work with the members of the Greene County Agriculture Society in operating certain areas of the fair. They strive to develop the leadership skills of its members so that they will become the leaders of tomorrow. The Junior Fair Board consists of up to 40 members plus the Junior Fair Board Officers. Members must be older than 13 years of age and younger than 19 years of age, as of January 1st of the current year. Members must be a current member of a youth-serving organization in association with the Greene County Fair. The Junior Fair Board meets at least monthly. Click here for the application. JFB Constitution JFB Requirements for Membership

MXC- Making eXtreme Counselors

Are you planning on being a camp counselor? Attend MXC to learn innovate ideas to incorporate into Greene County 4-H Camp. Youth will get a chance to interact with camp counselors from around the state of Ohio while have FUN learning new dances, songs, crafts, counseling skills, and hands-on activities for camp! MXC is in February. For more information, click here!

Ohio 4-H Conference

Attend the Ohio 4-H Conference at the Ohio Convention Center. This conference takes place each year in March. There are many wonderful sessions to attend! Click here for more information!

Scholarships

4-H members who are seniors in high school may apply for county and state scholarships. There are several county scholarships and 24 state 4-H scholarships. 

CARTEENS, 4-H Scholarship on behalf of Vet Associates, & 4-H Scholarship on behalf of Gail Heider, Goat, Poultry, Horse, and Rabbit Scholarships- Must turn in both of the following:
1. Front page of scholarship form
2. Ohio 4-H Achievement Record

Ohio 4-H Scholarship

Ohio State Fair Scholarship 

Farm Forum Scholarship Application

Greene County Homemakers Scholarship Application

State Teen & Older Youth Opportunities

(click to download the chart from the State 4-H web-site)

Teen Leadership Council

The Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council (TLC) is a statewide group of 4-H teens and young    4-H alumni that provides a youth stakeholder perspective in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Ohio 4-H programming. In this process, council members develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success.  Council members share advice and recommendations to 4-H professionals in order to improve, strengthen, and expand the Ohio 4-H program.  Members also make recommendations regarding opportunities for Ohio 4-H teen programming. They serve as a sounding board for Ohio 4-H program direction. Click here