Lucas County 4-H School Enrichment Programs

Real Money, Real World

Real Money. Real World. (RMRW) is a financial literacy program, offered by 4H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences that gives youth the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults. The curriculum includes five classroom lessons geared toward 7th – 12th graders.  In the simulation, students assume the role of a 27-year-old married adult and receive an occupation, monthly salary, and a number of children. Students learn to subtract savings, taxes, and health insurance costs from their monthly income. The amount of money left over is what they have to spend during the simulation activity. The simulation involves community volunteers staffing real-life business booths. Students spend their salaries at the booths on items typically found in a monthly budget.

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Ages 9 - 18

From coding to unplugged activities 4-H makes computer science easy and fun! Youth will learn basic coding skills and acquire life skills using STEM education. Youth will learn to operate and control drones, spheros and much more.

Cloverbud Activities

Ages 5 - 8

Activities for 4-H Cloverbuds in these topics areas: science and technology, communications/expressive arts, healthy lifestyle, environmental/earth science, personal development, citizenship/civic education, consumerism and family science, and plants and animals.


Matches 3rd grade Ohio Science Standards

What can we learn from a chick? Find out with ChickQuest, a Science Alive 4-H School Enrichment program that challenges youth to use science, technology, engineering, and math skills to investigate the life cycle of an embryonic chicken egg. From monitoring living eggs to observing fluffy chicks, these lively activities pique curiosity, encourage collaboration and communication, and provide young scientists with unforgettable experiences. 


Program educates youth on the importance of understanding themselves as leaders and how to apply leadership skills in a team setting. It also assists the youth in identifying opportunities to practice their leadership skills. Youth leaders learn the value of teamwork, goal setting, and decision making. Through training and mentoring, officers and chairmen are taught the fundamentals of planning and conducting a business meeting, facilitating group discussion and the basics of parliamentary procedures. 
Youth will acquire life skills in problem solving and decision making, communication, critical thinking, goal setting, cooperation and to foster a sense of empathy and respect for others.

STEM Pathways Challenges

STEM Pathways provides hands-on, problem-based and inquiry learning to support the “inspire to prepare” approach for propelling young people on a STEM career path. The jobs of the future are in STEM! Ohio State University Extension is working to inspire young people to want to pursue a career in STEM. Challenges include: Eggstraordinary Power, Cookie Prospecting, Corny Polymer Balls, and many more!

If you would like to see a program that is not listed here, please contact the 4-H Educator Jess Soffee, Educator, 4H Youth Development, Lucas County at 419-574-0976 or