Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

More About Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development

Contact our 4-H Educator for more information!

Leslie Cooksey Aubry Fowler
Extension Educator Extension Educator
740-277-4625 740-277-4626

County information from the 2018 4-H Youth Development Statistical Report: 

  • 1,473 Fairfield County youth members in Community Clubs and 1,347 youth members in school projects
  • Led by 229 Fairfield County adult volunteers
  • 484 Fairfield County youth attended camps
  • 237 members were involved in special interest functions 
  • Offer over 200 different 4-H projects

To learn more about

  • 4-H clubs in your area, please visit our Club Biography webpage!  Our clubs are distributed across the county, so we have a club in your area.
  • Projects available through 4-H, visit Project Central.

To be added to our 4-H Interest list for 2022 enrollment, please go to

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

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