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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


The Ohio 4-H Foundation



The mission of the Ohio 4-H Foundation is to promote, expand, and give recognition to the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Program, solicit contributions and gifts, and recognize youth and adult volunteers.

Several values help determine the Board’s plan of action each year:
  • Youth development is the focus of all 4-H activities
  • 4-H encourages individuals to reach their potential
  • Partnerships are essential to successful youth development
  • Volunteerism is fundamental
  • Diversity strengthens 4-H

Through fundraising events such as the annual Celebration of Youth and donor gifts made to the Foundation, county and named endowments, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is able to raise nearly $1.1 million annually to benefit the Ohio 4-H Youth Development Program.

Celebration of Youth: Growing 4-H Across Ohio to Build Lifelong Skills
Sept. 14, 2023 at Leeds Farm

Join us for an evening of fall fun on the farm in support of Ohio 4-H. Find event details here.