Ohio Youth Capital Challenge

Exceptional community citizenship is one of the values that makes FFA, 4-H and Farm Bureau such successful organizations. These groups are partnering to bring the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge to you. Here is your chance to get involved and have a hands-on experience that will enable you to make your community 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 2019-2020 school year, and have never participated in OYCC. Delegates are expected to have concern for local community issues and a desire to be more involved in advocating for their community. Cost to youth is $30 upon selection as a Delegate.

Delegate Nominations must be received by November 11, 2019.
Delegate Applications must be received by December 31, 2019.

Up to 40 Delegates will be chosen to participate in the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge. Delegates will travel to an all-expense paid advocacy training in Columbus for Phase One of the challenge and meet with Ohio Legislators. Delegates will work in their assigned Delegate Teams during the following months developing a policy and preparing a presentation for public hearing. Delegate Teams then will come together in Columbus in early Spring 2020 to present in a public hearing their proposed policy. Finalist teams will be invited to compete at the Ohio State Fair for scholarship dollars in late Summer 2020.

2020 Challenge Brochure
2020 Delegate Nomination Information and Link
2020 Delegate Application Link