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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Foundation grants bring more 4-H opportunities

A man teaching two girls about drone techonlogy.

Each year the Ohio 4-H Foundation awards more than $100,000 to local county programs to support educational and experiential learning programs. Here are some highlights from 2021:

Washington County continued programming that began in 2019 with the Ohio 4-H Hi-Flying Drone Challenge. During summer multi-day camps at Camp Hervida, 97 youth experienced a 45-minute session on drone technology and learned how to fly drones. Fifty-five campers experienced the drone class at our single-day camp held at the county fairgrounds. The drones will continue to be used at school enrichment and after-school programs in Washington County when visitors are allowed back into schools.A girl smelling a flower.

The Adams County 4-H Photography SPIN Club met six times in 2021 with five youth members and two adult leaders. Each meeting included instruction and interaction with a professional photographer. A highlight of the program was a virtual meeting with a professional photojournalist who worked in marketing at a university in Canada. SPIN Club members learned to navigate a DSLR camera, frame a photo, consider light and composition in photos, discuss available careers, and enhance their photography skills.

If you want to support more opportunities for youth, you can donate online to the Ohio 4-H Foundation.