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Ohio Youth at 4-H Healthy Living Summit

Shannon Barr, Gabby Antro, and Aspen Baca taking an O-H-I-O picture with the Washington Monument.

Ohio 4-H members joined teen leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit. The four-day meeting provided 4-H’ers the opportunity to explore nutritioThe Ohio delegation taking a picture at the World War II memorial.n education, physical fitness, wellness and emotional well-being.

The Ohio team included Gabby Antro from Medina County, Aspen Baca from Lorain County, and Shannon Barr from Delaware County. After listening to keynote speakers and attending educational sessions, the group met to create an action plan to promote healthy living to implement in their communities.

4-H professionals accompanied the teens and assisted them with their projects. Justin Bower, State 4-H Healthy Living Educator, was impressed with their efforts. “Gabby, Aspen, and Shannon were great representatives for Ohio 4-H! They met new people, took on leadership roles, and were excited to bring back healthy living ideas for 4-H.”

Sierra Baca, Medina County 4-H Educator, Theresa Ferrari, State 4-H Specialist, Tyler Kessler, Adventure Central 4-H Educator, and Imani Scruggs, Summit County 4-H Educator completed the Ohio delegation.Ohio 4-H youth learning about glow yoga.

The Ohio 4-H Foundation provided financial support for Ohio to be part of this year’s Healthy Living Summit. You can ensure future participation in the program with a donation to the Ohio State 4-H Healthy Living Fund.