January 3, 2017 - 1:39pm -- rowe.316@osu.edu

Kids College connects kids to 4-H projects. Courses are available at this year’s event to help youth complete the non-livestock 4-H projects listed below. And, although the Kids College registration deadline is March 10, youth must enroll in a local 4-H club and the related project by the February 15 deadline if they want to exhibit the project in this year's Adams County or Ohio State Fairs. Youth must be enrolled in 4-H to attend Kids College. They may attend Kids College even if they choose not to enroll in a related project.

Project #507: Robotics 1 with EV3
Project #631: Basic Archery
Project #592: Get Started in Art
Project #244, 245, and 246: Veterinary Science
Project #497: Scrapbooking
Project #492: Cake Decorating
Projects #501, 502, and 503: Rockets Away and Science Fun with Flight
Projects #623 and 624: Fishing
Projects #611, 617, 621: Exploring the Outdoors and related projects
Projects #584-589: Photography

Kids College will be held on Saturday, March 25, at the Ohio Valley Career and Technical Center. Registrations for this annual event, sponsored in part by OSU Extension Adams County, the Adams County 4-H Advisory Committee, and Southern State Community College, are due on or before Friday, March 10. Registration information can be found online at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/kids-college .

According to Carolyn L. Belczyk, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development with OSU Extension Adams County, “Project work can and often does lead to higher education and career choices or to lifelong hobbies. Through their project work members learn a variety of life skills, including decision making, problem solving, and communication. Our annual Kids College provides members with opportunities to learn and practice project skills under the direction of a qualified adult teacher. They learn about completion requirements and participate in one or more project-related learning activities.”

Youth interested in joining Adams County 4-H and exhibiting their 4-H project work or animals at the 2017 Adams County or Ohio State Fairs must enroll as a 4-H member on or before February 15. Enrollment forms, additional information on joining 4-H, and Ohio 4-H Family Guides are available from local 4-H club advisors.

To find a 4-H club in your community or for more information about Kids College or any other aspect of the Adams County 4-H Youth Development Program, contact Belczyk via email at belczyk.1@osu.edu, call OSU Extension Adams County at 937-544-2339, or visit the website at https://adams.osu.edu. Act today to find a club near you in advance of the February 15 enrollment deadline.

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.