Explore Franklin County 4-H

Preparing Youth for Success
4-H is a non-formal educational development program for youth age five and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities. The program focuses on active involvement and quality experiences that stimulate lifelong learning. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication, and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology, and a variety of other topics. Youth can take part in 4-H through traditional community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs, participating in project-based learning about topics such as animals, computer technology, public speaking, art, cooking, environmental sciences, photography, gardening, and much more!

To learn more about joining 4-H in Franklin County, click here. Or for specific questions, please contact our 4-H Youth Development Educators Beth Boomershine or Sue Hogan. To learn about Ohio's statewide 4-H Youth Development program, click here

4-H Membership Expectations
The expectations for 4-H membership are a balance of 4-H project work, involvement in a 4-H club, participation in 4-H activities and events, and working towards improving one’s personal growth. 4-H members and their parents/guardians also are expected to abide by the Ohio 4-H Code of Conduct throughout the year, recommitting to the Code as part of the annual membership process.

I pledge…
my HEAD to clearer thinking,
my HEART to greater loyalty,
my HANDS to larger service, and
my HEALTH to better living
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Motto: To Make the Best Better
The 4-H motto refers to each member. It means that each member will do the “best” that he/she possibly can in whatever is attempted, and they will strive to improve the next time so his or her initial “best” becomes “better.” The 4-H motto encourages members to stretch their abilities and capacities to reach greater achievement within their own potential.

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit https://ohio4h.org/about/join-4-h#winning-plan for more information and to download the request form.

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