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 2024, we anticipate that most members will be in grades 2 through 8. 

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 preview all the possible projects available for 2024 here. 4-H members will be required to do at least one individual project this year.

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 2024. For example, we will be maintaining the pollinator park/butterfly garden, and potentially doing some trail maintenance & invasive plant removal.

How do I enroll in 4-H?  
View Instructions on joining 4-H (includes instructions for new & returning 4-H families) 


Enrollment deadline is April 1. Once your enrollment has been approved, you will not be able to make any changes to your account – all changes will need to be made by contacting Adrienne in the OSU Extension office: (anderson.1410@osu.edu).  Enroll at: https://oh.4honline.com/  

When and where will Ace of Clubs 4-H meet? 

Our club meets 1-2 times per month from March through September in and around Granville.

In order to help accommodate families with weekend sports commitments, we plan to alternate meetings between Fridays at 5:30 p.m. (with plan to eat together as part of the meeting) and Sundays at 3 p.m. A schedule for the 4-H year will be shared at the kickoff meeting. See Events page for schedule

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: 

Ace of Clubs 4-H Advisors

Susan King

Erin Henshaw

Todd Fyffe

email: aceofclubs4h@gmail.com