February 1, 2017 - 1:07pm -- rowe.316@osu.edu

The Adams County 4-H Junior Leaders Club is open to anyone in 7th grade or above who is interested in working with peers from across the county to develop leadership skills and have a good time. The group has a focus on leadership development and service, with members engaged in learning and leading team building and problem solving events and activities for the county’s 4-H program and service activities to meet the needs of the local community.

In their first year, members of the group raised funds during the annual Tractor Supply Company Paper Clover Campaigns in the spring and fall, participated in a number of social recreation events and sponsored a countywide roller skating party for 4-H’ers, helped promote 4-H in the schools, conducted games and had a photo booth at the Fair, and facilitated the first Adams County 4-H Member Recognition Program in September.

The Junior Leaders Club is open to all youth of 4-H age in 7th grade or higher. Youth who are not currently enrolled in one of the county’s community-based 4-H clubs may enroll in this group. Members are encouraged to take a leadership project. Interested youth who are not enrolled through a 4-H club should contact the Extension Office at 937-544-2339 or Joy Bauman, advisor, at 937-587-5279, for enrollment details and paperwork prior to the February 15 countywide 4-H enrollment deadline.

The next meeting of the Junior Leaders Club will be held on Thursday, February 16, at 7pm in the Adams County Government Center Conference Room, 215 N Cross St, West Union. New members are welcome. Officer elections and planning of future events will be the primary agenda items at the February meeting.

4-H, the positive youth development program of The Ohio State University, is open to all eligible youth without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or disability.