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Note from David Civittolo

picture of proclamationOhio 4-H Week will be celebrated across the state next week. Largely because of this national organization, our 4-H Youth Development program reaches more than 156,000 Ohio youth a year through 4-H clubs, camps, schools, and after-school programs. Our 4-H specialists, educators, and program support staff orchestrate the task of making sure 4-H is available in all 88 counties. These professionals also provide leadership to the more than 24,000 volunteers they rely on to help them deliver 4-H programming.

Next week please be sure to thank the 4-H professionals in your life who work tirelessly to carry out Extension’s work with Ohio’s youth. Thank you peers and colleagues. Thank the volunteers who support them by serving as club advisors, board members, camp staff, and more. Thank the alumni who live the pillars of character instilled in them through 4-H. And thank anyone else who supports 4-H in any way in your community – from elected officials to community partners.

We really do have so much to celebrate next week.


Best, David