End-of-year giving can benefit Oklahoma 4-H’ers

The Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development program has made a difference in the lives of thousands of Oklahoma youth. Youth not only gain life skills through experiential learning opportunities, but they can earn scholarships for higher education thanks to generous donations to the Oklahoma 4-H Foundation.

Milford Jenkins, 4-H Foundation executive director, said donations of unrestricted gifts play a crucial role in the Foundation’s annual operations budget.

“These dollars can be allocated by the organization’s board of directors to support 4-H youth activities such as Citizenship Washington Focus, State 4-H Roundup, ATV Safety Training, Enhancement Grants for county 4-H clubs and other related programming priorities this year,” Jenkins said. “One highlight of how $25,000 in unrestricted charitable gifts made an indelible impact on our 4-H family was providing support to the 2023 Oklahoma 4-H Parent/Volunteer Conference that took place in June.”


Will Rogers Garden Lighting Ceremony

On Sunday, November 26th, from 4-7 pm, The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens will host a tree-lighting ceremony featuring a family-friendly community event with live music, food trucks, and more. Holiday costumes are encouraged.


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Applications for Healthy Living Ambassadors

4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors work both individually and as a team, bringing wellness awareness, programs, and initiatives to communities across Oklahoma. Oklahoma 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors provide support and programming to local 4-H clubs, county, district, and state programs. Healthy Living Ambassadors will also be called upon to attend health-related programs and events.

Oklahoma 4-H Healthy Living Ambassadors will: 

• Help set and achieve goals in the 4-H Healthy Living framework

• Support the work of 4-H Healthy Living

• Participate in the Oklahoma Healthy Living Summit and conference calls

• Work closely with Healthy Living Ambassador Advisor at the Oklahoma State 4-H office and other team members

4-H Healthy Living Ambassador applications are due December 1, 2023, to cathy.allen@okstate.edu

Subject line: HL Youth Ambassador Application

Age of applicants: High School Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  

The team will consist of up to 10 Oklahoma 4-H members. 

**2023-2024 is the last time seniors will be allowed to apply for State 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador. Beginning in 2024 the application will only be open to High School Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors.  


Holiday Party

Our Teen Leaders are wanting to celebrate with you! Join us for a Holiday Party with a potluck dinner, games, gift exchange, and crafts! Sign up to bring something to the potluck below. We hope to see you there!

Potluck Dinner

Public Speaking Contest

The Oklahoma County 4-H Public Speaking Contest is conducted to promote a greater interest in public speaking and allow all 4-H members to develop and polish their public speaking skills.


The contest will be held on January 20, 2024, at the Oklahoma County OSU Extension Conference Building. 


All entries must be received by the 4-H Educators no later than January 11, 2024. Participants must use the Oklahoma 4-H Public Speaking Entry Form online, linked below.

Please complete an entry form for each type of presentation you will be giving. Please identify the respective grade category, presentation type, subject category, and presentation title on each form. Members must be in “Active” status in the 4h.zsuite.org system. The Oklahoma State 4-H Membership Guidelines will be utilized to determine membership, grade categories, and general rules. 4-H members do not have to qualify at a local contest to participate. 


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Upcoming Events

Deliver HUGS


November 1

District Volunteer Training

(open to all volunteers in the following locations)

Murray and Choctaw Counties

November 2

Pottawatomie and Pittsburg Counties

November 9

ZZZs Under the Seas

(You must be with your child)

November 3-4

Oklahoma 4-H Robotics Exploration

November 11

National 4-H Congress

November 24-28

Will Rogers Gardens Lighting Ceremony

November 26

County Council Meeting

November 27

County Council Holiday Party

December 11

Free Fair Board Election Filing Period

January 8th- 12th

Public Speaking Contest

January 20

County Spring Livestock Show

Late February

County Spring Horse Show

Early March

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Sign up for Remind

Sign up for reminders for 2023-2024. Text @okcounty4h to the number 81010. You’ll receive a welcome text from Remind. If anyone has trouble with 81010, you can try texting @okcounty4h to (419) 464-9705.

Sign Up for Remind

Enrollment for 2023-2024 is now OPEN!

  • Enrollment is a yearly requirement to participate in all 4-H activities and competitions.

  • The cost is $20 per child.

  • If your child plans to participate in any event or contest, they must have an "Active" status on ZSuite.

  • Volunteers are also required to enroll yearly.

  • Enrollment runs from August 1st- June 30th.

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