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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


State Ambassadors at the Ohio State Fair

State 4-H Ambassadors from all across Ohio came to last summer's Ohio State Fair to help 4-H Youth Development Staff members with 45 different events. There were over 120 separate leadership tasks performed by Ambassadors at these events.

The training given to Ambassadors earlier in the year (see Ambassador Orientation) in the areas of public speaking, working with elected officials, being a positive role model and effective communications was definitely utilized at the fair.

Also, there was an additional area at the Ohio State Fair that Ambassadors assisted with 4-H Youth Development information and activities. For the first time, an "Ohio 4-H Educational Center" was located at the State Fair. As part of the center, there was a white, wooden gazebo set up to provide free 4-H educational materials for fair goers. And there was a tent set up next to the gazebo where Ambassadors taught free educational activities four times a day to youth at the fair who stopped by to learn more about youth development and science.

As a result of having an Ohio 4-H Education Center, over 3,000 people were able to receive some type of printed 4-H Youth Development information and over 200 youth were able to participate in some type of educational activity at the Ohio State Fair.