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4-H Youth Development Preparing youth for success 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program off ered to individuals age 5 and in kindergar- ten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 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. 4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and sum- mer programs. Th ey increase their self-confi dence and personal life skills while learning about specifi c subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speak- ing, cooking, art, gardening and environmental scienc- es, just to name a few project topics. Contributed | Beacon Coshocton County 4-H Events “Over 80 Years of Service” Congratulations on 100 Years! s! r a e Y rats! 0 0 1 C o ng E ndsley gency 6-B THE BEACON Call for a quote. A Family Owned & Operated West Lafayett e 740-545-9786 Contributed 1968, Coshocton County and Knox County at Camp Ohio ! l a v i t Fes Camp counselor trainings March – July: Th irty-four camp counselors will begin training in April to be able to serve at 4-H Camp from July 25-29. Counselors are required to have a minimum of 12 hours of training but more are off ered. Training topics include recognizing child abuse and neglect, communication, cultural aware- ness, child and adolescent development knowledge, health, wellness, and risk management, personal com- mitment, professional development, professionalism, program planning, role model, self-direction, supportive relationship, teaching and facilitating, teamwork and leadership, thinking and problem solving, and under- standing organization and camp environment. Coun- selors are responsible for choosing the camp theme, marketing camp, designing the t-shirts, planning the programs at camp, and delivering the lessons. Quality assurance is off ered two more times, once in April and once in May. Youth quality assurance is a pledge or promise to: Provide a food animal product pre- ferred by consumers and provide a safe, wholesome food animal product. Food animals are those whose products (meat, milk, and eggs) have the potential to become part of the food chain. Knowledge and mastery of the science of genetics, nutrition, management, handling, and envi- ronment in relation to the youth’s food animal projects play a critical role in the success of producing safe and wholesome food products for consumers. Th erefore, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) mandates that all youth exhibiting food animal projects participate annually in quality assurance programming. OSU Ex- tension provides the leadership for implementing quality assurance programs in partnership with the Coshocton County Agricultural Society. I N S U R A N C E • R E A L E STAT E 0011_040319 740-622-1111 • 433 Walnut St., Coshocton www.EndsleyAgency.com www.coshoctonbeacontoday.com APRIL 17, 2019