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Ohio 4-H Equity Month

Three black kids with a stationary bike. A chalk mural with a 4-H clover, moon, and other drawings is behind them.

In February, Ohio 4-H focuses on equity and inclusion with four weekly themes: Belief Systems, Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, and Don’t Dis My Ability: Disability Awareness.

The True Leaders in Equity team of 4-H professionals partnered with youth leaders to develop weekly activities and conversation prompts, an online challenge to discover Ohio sites to explore the diversity in our state, social media posts, reading lists for youth of all ages, and more.

4-H member Sydney Fannin from Warren County kicked off Belief Systems week with a video introduction. Clues posted on Facebook led readers to discover the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati and a final video conversation with Samina Sohail, MD, explaining Islam and answering questions.

Later in February, 4-H professionals will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion, A middle-aged woman working at a a loom with two teenage girls watching.“Let’s Talk About Race,” with Kathy Lechman, PhD, associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Find all the Ohio 4-H Equity Month details at