Teen Opportunities

County Leadership Opportunities

Junior Fair Board 

The Junior Fair Board is organized with representation from Junior Fair youth group participants, including 4-H, FFA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Skills USA, and Farm Bureau and is responsible for planning, conducting and evaluating various activities of the Junior Fair. The Junior Fair Board is accountable to the Senior Fair Board and may have advisors representing the various youth groups participating. The Junior Fair Board meets once a month on the third Tuesday of the month. The current constitution states that members must attend at least 50% of the meetings to remain a member of the Morgan County Junior Fair Board.

Junior Leaders

A group of older 4-H youth who participates in community service projects in Morgan County. Junior Leaders also are responsible for helping at 4-H project judging. Many Junior Leaders promote 4-H in the schools in Morgan County by giving demonstrations and putting up posters in their school. They also get to go on team building trips throughout the year. Recently, Junior Leaders meetings have had workforce development and life skills lessons to prepare teens for their future endeavors. The Junior Leaders meet once a month on the last Monday of the month.

Junior Fair Sale Committee

The Livestock Sale Committee was established to assist the Senior Fair Board and representatives from the youth organizations in determining the need and direction of the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. The committee assists with the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the activities related to the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. The committee also seeks local financial resources and support, as needed, to conduct, promote, and expand the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. The Junior Fair Sale Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis on the second Thursday of the month. Currently only 5 youth can serve as junior fair board representatives. Voting members (3 per specie) must be at least a freshman in high school.

4-H Advisory Committee

The Morgan County 4-H Advisory Committee serves a major purpose and works with County Extension Staff to help determine the needs and direction of the county 4-H program while following state and national policy by: • Helping analyze the needs and interest of all county youth 5 to 19 years of age. • Helping to ensure a balanced program regarding all potential clientele, including adults and youth on a nondiscriminatory basis. • Assisting with planning, evaluating, and recommending of 4-H educational experiences, methods, and programs. • Assisting in the recruitment and development of leadership to work with the 4-H program. • Seeking local financial resources as needed to conduct, promote, and expand the 4-H program. Currently, 4-H Committee meetings are held bi-monthly on the last Monday of the month. The 4-H Committee is open to local 4-H families, volunteers, community members, and youth representatives. Currently only 3 youth can serve as representatives.

4-H CARTEENS

4-H CARTEENS is a traffic safety program conducted by 4-H teen leaders and their program partners for juvenile traffic offenders. Teens gain leadership, public speaking, and organizational skills. 4-H CARTEENS goals include: • Reducing the number of repeat juvenile traffic offenders, • Decreasing the number of teen traffic offenders, and • Increasing teen awareness of traffic/vehicular safety. Currently, the 4-H CARTEENS meet approximately 4 times to plan the 3 programs offered during the year. Older youth must be at least 15 years old with their permit to lead this program.

Older Youth Application-

4-H Camp Counselor 2023

The 4-H Camp Counselors are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-13 during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Morgan county 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded. 

4-H Camp Counselor application-

4-H Counselor in Training 2023

The 4-H Counselors in Training are a group of 4-H teens selected to assist in being responsible for campers ages 8-13 during 4-H camp. As a result of participation, counselors in training will develop knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations needed for adult success, and the Morgan county 4-H program will be strengthened and expanded. 

4-H Counselor in Training is only available for youth who have successfully completed the Older Youth in Training program in 2022. 

Older Youth in Training (OYIT) 2023

OYIT is a program for 4-H members 13 years old as of January 1st.  It is a year to learn more about all the older youth programs that become available once 4-H members are 14 years old in 4-H years.  In addition, they help plan Cloverbud Day Camp and the program is REQUIRED to be a CIT when they turn 14 years old in 4-H years. 

Older Youth in Training (OYIT) Application

State Leadership Opportunities

  • 4-H Event Youth Assistant- The Ohio 4-H Event Youth Assistants (4HEYA) are a statewide group of 4-H teens that assist with Ohio State Fair events. In this process, members have an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and be involved in the State 4-H program. They develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and aspirations needed for future success. 4HEYAs work in partnership with the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council, but the experiences as a whole are different. WHO IS ELIGIBLE?: 4-H members who are 13-18 years old as of January 1, 2022 and have previously completed at least one year of 4-H
  • State Fashion Board-The State 4-H Fashion Board is a group of outstanding 4-H teens from across the state interested in clothing and textiles. They assist with conducting the State Fair 4-H Fashion Revue, 4-H clothing workshop sessions and promoting 4-H clothing projects and programs. 
  • 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. 
  • 2023 State Acheivement Award Application-Coming Soon! For more information and resources for Achievement Awards visit: ohio4h.org/awardsandscholarships

Trips

  • Ohio 4-H Conference-MARCH 11, 2023-The 2023 Ohio 4-H Conference will bring together 4-H volunteers and teens (age 13 and older) from across Ohio. You can participate in a variety of educational sessions that offer something for everyone! Join us as we learn from one another to make the best better for Ohio 4-H programs.
  • Citizenship Washington Focus- JUNE 2023 DATES TBA-Recommended ages 16 and older. Spend one week in Washington, D.C. with 4-H’ers from other states participating in workshops and touring our nation’s capital. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Morgan County Older Youth Application by November 21 at 4:30 p.m.  
  • 4-H Leadership Camp-JUNE 1-5, 2023- Each county may nominate youth to attend State Leadership Camp to strengthen skills and experience personal growth at 4-H Camp Ohio. Must be 14 years of age by January 1 of the current year to attend the camp. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the
  • Leadership Washington Focus- 2023 DATES TBA- Experience a national leadership development experience designed exclusively for 4-H’ers entering grades 7-9. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Morgan County Older Youth Application by November 21 at 4:30 p.m.  
  • Ohio 4-H Sea Camp- JULY 2023 DATES TBA-The mission of Ohio 4-H Sea Camp is to offer teenage youth an introduction to the Great Lakes through hands-on experiences in a variety of aquatic-based programs. Sea Camp will enable participants to experience Lake Erie-based activities and culture such as aquatic science, water recreation, and fishing. It is open to youth ages 15-17. Full scholarship available to selected county delegates. Interested applicants must complete the Morgan County Older Youth Application by November 21 at 4:30 p.m.  

Ohio 4-H Achievement Application – This application allows for you to showcase your knowledge, experience, and passion for your 4-H projects. This application is also used for other state leadership opportunities like Ohio State Junior Fair Board. If selected within a project area, you will receive the chance to attend 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia to represent Ohio 4-H.

Ohio 4-H Scholarships – Due February 15