March 26–27, 3pm–4pmWhat
Exceptional community citizenship is one of the values that makes FFA, 4-H and Farm Bureau such successful organizations. These groups are partnering on the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge program, an opportunity for teens to get involved and have a hands-on experience that will enable them to make their communities a better place.
Who can be nominated or apply?
Delegates must be in at least the ninth grade and between the ages of 14 and 18 during the 2017-2018 school year. Delegates are expected to have concern for local community issues and a desire to be more involved. Cost to youth is $30 upon selection.
Delegate nominations must be received by Dec. 1, 2017.
Delegate applications must be received by Jan. 12, 2018.
Up to 40 youth will be selected for the challenge. Delegates will need to be ready to travel to Columbus March 26-27 for Phase One of the challenge. Delegates will stay overnight and learn about government processes, how to make a difference and building teams. They will interact with state leaders at a legislative lunch and begin work on a local plan.
Teams then will come together in Columbus in early spring 2018 to present at the semi-finals. Finalist teams will be invited to compete at the Ohio State Fair for cash prizes in late summer 2018.
Contact Melinda Witten for more information: [email protected] or 614-519-8761.