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Project Achievement

What is 4-H Cloverleaf Project Achievement? Cloverleafs are 5th & 6th graders in 4-H.
It's skills for a lifetime. 5th and 6th grade 4-H’ers pick a project area of interest, research the topic, write a presentation, and then present the presentation to others.  As your child gets older, a record keeping component is added for 4-H Project Achievement, but for our Cloverleafs, it’s all about sharing knowledge.  For a Cloverleaf 4-H’er, the presentation will be at a district level competition.

 

Tips for Success

Please make sure to read what your child has received at his/her 4-H meeting about 4-H Project Achievement. Each year Columbia County 4-H participates at Cloverleaf 4-H Project Achievement at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in the fall. Space is limited for the district competition and 4-H’ers will sign up for Project Achievement on a first come first reserved basis.  A basic overview about 4-H Project Achievement can be found by clicking:

Project Achievement Video

What can 4-H'ers talk about?

Georgia 4-H offers something for just about everyone!  From Bicycle to Wildlife, there are 59 different categories.  Fifty-two projects include oral presentations.  Seven projects have special presentations including three performing arts categories, a sewing presentation, and foods labs presenting a no-cook snack.  Please check out the categories, but make sure you look at the project objectives to learn more about what your child should do and any special requirements. Cloverleaf Project Objectives give an overview of what a project is about and helps clarify what is included in each project area.


What is 4-H Junior Project Achievement? Juniors are 7th & 8th graders in 4-H.

Junior project achievement is a district competition in March annually of which Junior 4-H'ers present illustrated talks which includes a presentation and a portfolio in one of 52 project areas. Presentations are 8 to 10 minutes. In addition, Juniors are required to submit a portfolio in their project area  annually in December. Portfolios are documented records (3 pages) of project work, leadership and service for one year (January-December).  Some food labs, performances, and clothing construction projects are offered.  Portfolios are 40% of the final score and presentations 60%.  Junior Project Objectives give an overview of what a project is about and helps clarity what is included in each project area. Project areas and objectives can be found by clicking: Junior Project Objectives. Click here for the Junior Project Achievement Sign Up Form.


What is 4-H Senior Project Achievement? Seniors are 9th - 12th graders in 4-H.

Senior project achievement is a district competition in March. It includes a presentation and portfolio in one of 49 project areas.  Senior competitors can advance to State Competition and earn a trip to a National Convention. Seniors complete a portfolio with 5 pages of project work, leadership and service for a one year period.  Presentations are generally 10 to 12 minutes and illustrated talks. Again, some foods lab, clothing construction and performance categories are available.  The final score is a combination of 50% presentation & 50% portfolio. Click here for Senior Project Objectives and the Senior Project Achievement Sign Up Form.