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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Help Ohio 4-H’ers build their lifelong skills

During one career session at Spark EXPO, 4-H’ers visited Ohio State’s veterinary labs to learn about careers in veterinary medicine.

As an Ohio 4-H supporter, you know the impact this program has on a child during their 4-H years is only the beginning of a lifetime of learning and growth. Ohio 4-H creates environments and opportunities where youth can try new things, explore their passions, and ignite their potential—all of which drive Ohio 4-H’s mission to build skills that can be carried through a person’s lifetime, no matter the path they take.Spark EXPO participants visited the Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park and received a hands-on opportunity to identify different species within the wetlands.

Through project work, hands-on experiences, and unique programming such as 4-H Workforce Preparation Day and Spark EXPO, Ohio 4-H educators and volunteers are helping youth set themselves up for success. Whether it’s learning to code, bringing a business idea to life, or leading a team of peers, 4-H youth are gaining awareness of their strengths and figuring out how to follow their own paths.

You can help this important work by making a gift to the Ohio 4-H Workforce Development and Pathways Fund. Help make these life-changing experiences a reality.