Who Are "Older Youth"?

Older Youth are not just Camp Counselors or Junior Fair Board members!

Older Youth are current 4-H members in grades 8-12. These youth are invited to take part or apply to county, state, and national opportunities only available to members in these age groups. Members currently in 8th grade are only eligible to apply for Food and Fashion Board and Leadership Washington Focus.

Meeting dates for 2022 will be announced on our Facebook page and on this page. Teens interested in the many available options are not required to attend these meetings; however, we highly encourage attendance so staff have an opportunity to get to know you. By participating in these meetings, you’ll receive ways to enhance your leadership skills; new activities to share with your club; information of local and state events and opportunities; the opportunity to meet other teens; and have fun!

Our advisors look forward to meeting you and are excited for this “new” level of county  4-H programming. Mark your calendars with all the important dates!



The organizational kick-off meeting for the revived Tuscarawas County Junior Leaders Club was held at the end of the Older Youth Retreat in January.

Junior Leaders is a club that ALL teens currently in 9th grade and above are able to join.

  • No interviews, just a registration!
  • This is a club you join in addition to your current 4-H club.
  • You do not complete a project through this club; projects are taken in your regular 4-H club.
  • The vision and mission of Junior Leaders will be determined by you, the club members.
  • Meetings/activities will be held once a month.
  • Keep in mind this is a club that will teach leadership skills (such as career development), provide community service opportunities, socialization, and FUN!


Junior Leaders Club Newsletter


More Opportunities and Programming

Click the links below for infomation on specific Older Youth opportunities and programming.