Preparing Youth for Success

4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

Call the Lake County Extension office at 440-350-2582 for more information or to find a club in your area.

Lisa Siciliano-Miller is the Extension Educator responsible for the Lake County 4-H program. Lisa is a Licensed Independent Social Worker through the State of Ohio (LISW-S) with an undergraduate degree from Kent State University and a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Ms. Siciliano-Miller has over 20 years’ experience working with children and families for programs in Lake, Cuyahoga, and Geauga County. Her areas of experience consist of county children services work, a therapist and supervisor in residential treatment programs with emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth, administration and supervision of community early childhood programming, parenting classes, and clinical practice in private and not for profit agencies providing assessments, individual, group and family counseling with children youth and families with diverse issues and backgrounds. Lisa also had been a Guardian ad Litem in the Domestic Relations court. She currently is also the Extension Educator for the Family and Consumer Sciences program for the Ohio State University Extension office in Lake County. Her primary focus is Healthy Families. 

Lisa can be reached at 440-350-2268, or by email at

You can also learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

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