CARROLL COUNTY – The week of March 4 is Ohio 4-H Week!
The Carroll County 4-H Program will celebrate by holding several events throughout the week for “Carroll County 4-H Kick-Off Week”.
Around the county, travelers will see windows in local businesses decorated to celebrate 4-H and all it has to offer. These businesses are supporters of the 4-H program.
Teen Leaders 4-H Club will sponsor a kick-off night March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carrollton High School cafeteria. With assistance of all the other clubs in the county, the carnival atmosphere will feature games, STEM activities and educational displays for youth to learn about the 4-H Program. The event is not only for established members but for anyone interested in learning about the Carroll County 4-H Program. This is an opportunity for parents to have questions answered, learn about individual programs that are offered, as well as the many projects available to youth.
Anyone wishing to attend 4-H can find information at kick-off. Youth ages 9-14 are invited to attend 4-H camp at Camp Piedmont at the end of June. A two-day Cloverbud Day camp will take place during the beginning of June. All youth are welcome to attend. They do not have to be a member of the 4-H program.
4-H projects cover a wide range of interest areas from natural resources to cooking, welding to chemistry, computer programming to water quality, as well as, all aspects of livestock projects. Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4-H. They select from a broad menu of local 4-H programs. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone.
All youth from age 8 (AND in 3rd grade) thru age 18 can be a member of a 4-H Club. Children who are five years old and in Kindergarten thru age 8 can participate in the Cloverbud Program. Those interested in joining the Carroll County 4-H Program not able to attend the Kick-Off Night, should call the Extension office at 330-627-4310. Representatives will ask several questions to match the child with a club in the county that meets their needs.
“The 4-H Program is a National Program that empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, hands-on projects and a meaningful leadership opportunity,” said Michelle Moon, Carroll County 4-H program assistant. “It is an enriching experience for youth of all ages and if you talk to past and present members of the Carroll County 4-H program I guarantee they will have a success story to tell you!”