The Ohio Youth Capital Challenge is for youth who want to learn more about government and public policy and make a difference in their community!
Participants learn how to identify local issues, create solutions and follow the process through state government. Youth from 4-H, FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation work in teams, with support from college-age mentors. In 2021 they’ll participate in a series of online modules with topics designed to help them have a hands-on advocacy experience. Each team will present their solutions for the opportunity to receive a scholarship.
Youth who are in at least ninth grade and between the ages of 14-18 during the 2020-21 school year are invited to apply or can be nominated by their teacher. Applications are now available-find out more!
Team Mentors Needed Now!
College students are invited to apply to serve as a mentors to OYCC teens. They'll guide students via Zoom as they analyze issues and create solutions to community problems. Upon successful completion of the program, mentors are eligible for a $500 scholarship. Want to know more? Find the details here and share your mentoring skills!