FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT 4-H
What is 4-H?
4-H is America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.
4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
As the Ace of Clubs 4-H advisors say, 4-H is fun way to help kids become "good humans."
How old do you have to be to participate?
In 2022 (our first year as a club) Ace of Clubs 4-H members ranged from Kindergarten through 6th grade. In 2023, we anticipate that most members will be in grades 1 through 7.
What are examples of 4-H projects?
There are dozens of possibilities ranging from Natural Resources (Gardening, Ohio Birds, Geology, Insect Adventures) and Food & Nutrition (Cooking, Baking, Sports Nutrition) to STEM (Rocketry, Kitchen Chemistry, Investigating Electricity, Woodworking) and beyond. You can view the list of projects available for 2023.
Our group, Ace of Clubs, plans to focus on "Special Projects" and will have a lot of group activities related to outdoor and environmental education. Please note that we will not be supporting shooting sports projects. If your child is interested in a shooting sports project, there are existing 4-H clubs in the county that are focused on these areas that we can refer you to.
Additionally, community service will continue to be part of our club's activities in 2023. For example, we will be maintaining the pollinator park/butterfly garden, and potentially doing some trail maintenance & invasive plant removal, and maybe even work on another pollinator garden with the funds we received from Kinetic and Licking Soil & Water Conservation district!
When and where will Ace of Clubs 4-H meet?
Our club meets 1-2 times per month from February through September on Sunday afternoons in and around Granville. Members must attend a minimum of 6 meetings to be considered a member in good standing. We will meet indoors during the coldest winter months and then will meet outdoors at locations such as Spring Valley Nature Preserve, Granville Land Lab, Denison Bio Reserve and other beautiful natural areas in Licking County.
What will kids do at 4-H meetings?
Meetings will be a mix of formal and informal activities, which may include:
Group-building, team-building activity/energizer
Educational component: hike, speaker, demonstration or activity
Individual and small group 4-H project work
Ace of Clubs 4-H Advisors