Are you a teacher looking for ways to change up your curriculum and bring in new ideas to your classroom? Look no further, 4-H can help! 

Youth ages 5-18 can participate in 4-H projects as an afterschool SPIN club or focus on specialized 4-H programs as an extension of the existing youth after-school program/youth organization. We offer FREE 4-H afterschool programs, training, and resources to run a 4-H program, or we are able to come out and teach 4-H curriculum. 

WHY CHOOSE 4-H?Experiential Learning Model Chart

Youth participating in a 4-H club or program learn leadership, citizenship, and life skills all while having fun! The Experiential Learning Model keeps youth engaged in what they learn, and allows them to think critically and solve problems independently. Our goal is to provide the community with science-based knowledge to create oppputunities to improve social, econmical and enviromental conditions. 4-H empowers all youth to reach their potential and help them succeed. 

IMPACT ON YOUTH

In 2018 almost 558,000 youth participated in a 4-H club, group, or special interest program in Ohio. Here in Jackson County we served nearly 2,500 youth through 4-H through traditional community clubs, school programs, SPIN clubs, camping programs, and more. According to a Tufts study, 4-H'ers contribute more to their families and communities, achieve higher grades in school and are more likely to go to college. 4-H'ers are also less likely to suffer from depression and less likely to participate in risky behavior like drinking or smoking. 

HOW TO GET YOUR CLASSROOM INVOLVED

Jackson County 4-H offers 4-H in-school and afterschool programs, as well as the training and resources you will need to run a 4-H program, such as a 4-H SPIN Club. We are more than happy to come out and teach 4-H curriculum to your classroom as well, and can offer programs in a wide variety of areas: 

  • STEAAM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Agriculture, and Math)
  • Healthy Living
  • Agriculture (including Monarchs on the Move and Chick Quest egg incubation programs)

WitChick in Incubator4-H Chick Quest, students can explore skills in science, math, language arts and much more! The 4-H Chick Quest curriculum allows students to observe the chick incubation process and hatch their own eggs. The new curriculum being used is geared for 3rd and 4th grades.  

Want more information about 4-H Chick Quest? Check out Ohio 4-H's page on ChickQuest curriculum

Cost: $40

     *all resources and materials included. 

How to get started: The Jackson County OSU Extension Office can provide you with all the resources you need to facilitate ChickQuest in your classroom. Email or call Maddie for more information on ordering fertalized eggs, obtaining one of our office's incubators, and accessing the student logbooks and facilitator guides. 

Monarch ButterflyWith 4-H Monarchs on the Move, students can explore skills in science, math, language arts, and much more as they learn about the importance of pollinators in our world, hatch their own Monarch Butterfly eggs, and learn about metamorphasis. The new curriculum is geared towards all ages (K-12). 

More information on 4-H Monarchs on the Move (and additional pollinator education curriculum) to come! 

Cost: $30

 

 

  • Real Money, Real World

  • Natural Resource Education

  • Team Building (bringing classrooms together)

  • Career Exploration and Workforce Readiness

... and more!

Want more information? Contact Maddie Allman at Allman.68@osu.edu or call the Extension Office at (740) 286-5044