January 4, 2018 - 4:25pm -- uhlenbrock.9

4-H Clover4-H enrollment season is here! Registration for the Clermont County 4-H program is due by March 15.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun through experiential learning. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop skills, become leaders and assist in shaping their communities.

4-H gives youth a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers to cake decorating, from building rockets to raising sheep. 4-Hers go places – to camp, to fairs, to state and national conferences and competitions. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.

Clermont County has nearly forty 4-H clubs, specializing in home economics, leadership, shooting sports and animal science. Through individual and group projects, 4-H instills integrity, service, leadership and personal growth in youth. To view a list of projects and resources, please visit projectcentral.ohio4h.org.

To be a 4-H member, a child must be age 8 and in the third grade. For younger children (age 5 and in Kindergarten), Clermont County offers a program called 4-H Cloverbuds. Cloverbuds participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas. Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan.

To learn more about 4-H or to find a club in your area and advisor contact information, please visit clermont.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development, or contact Kelly Royalty, Clermont County Director & 4-H Youth Development Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email royalty.9@osu.edu.