4-H Celebration of Youth raises over $137,000 for 4-H Youth Development programs!

4-H light up sign at Celebration of Youth event

The 24th annual 4-H Celebration of Youth: 4-H Leading the Way was a special and unique evening, bringing in over $137,000 for Ohio 4-H Youth Development programs. More than 220 4-H supporters joined us for this year’s celebration, the first at Leeds Farm in Ostrander. This year’s event was an evening of fun-filled fall activities on the farm.

National 4-H Conference was in the spotlight when this year’s Celebration of Youth concluded with auctioneer Johnny Regula asking for $1,000 sponsorships to send Ohio 4-H teens to the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. Over $10,000 in pledges were received to help support Ohio’s delegation of youth to attend this year’s conference.

4-H continues to lead the way in positive youth development, and proceeds from Celebration of Youth will help continue to do so by supporting new and existing Ohio 4-H programs at the county and state levels and ensure 4-H programs and activities continue to meet the needs and interests of Ohio youth.

A special thanks to this year’s sponsors for their support and dedication. Visit our Celebration of Youth page for a list of sponsors. We hope you will join us next year!

Individuals enjoying the festivities at Leeds Farm