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Project Achievement

What is Project Achievement?

4-H Project Achievement is a cornerstone in the Georgia 4-H program. Students select a topic of interest and prepare a demonstration including visuals. As students progress the competition also includes a portfolio of yearly activities. Fifth grade students present as part of in school 4-H programs and also have the opportunity to attend district competition. Older youth attend a weekend competition at Rock Eagle. 

Why Participate in Project Achievement?

Project Achievement teaches you the skills that allow you to stand out and enhance your abilities for your future career opportunities and college applications. The competition is centered around a topic of interest to you, so you will spend time learning about something you love and want to share with others. 

4-H ProjectAcjievement participants develop research, writing, and presentation skills that help youth perform better in school related tasks and tests, become self-directed learners and contributing members of society and produces work ready adults.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Acquire an understanding of a subject matter in a given project area
  • Develop skills in researching, assembling, and presenting information
  • Develop and enhance qualities of intergrity, sportsmanship, coopreration and self-confidence

 

Cloverleaf Project Achievement (5th - 6th Grade)   

5th and 6th grade 4-Her's pick a project area of interest, research the topic, write a presentation, and then present the presentation to others.

Junior Project Achievement (7th - 8th Grade)

Junior project achievement is a district competition in which Junior 4-Her's present illustrated talks which includes a presentation and a portifolio in one of 52 project areas. Presentations are 8 -10 minutes. In addition, Juniors are required to submit a portfolio in their project area. Portfolios are documented records of project work, leadership and service for one year. Portfolios are 40% of the final score and presentations 60%. 

Senior Project Achievement (9th - 12th Grade)  

Senior project achievement is a district competition. It includes presentation ad portfolio in one of 49 project ares. Senior competitiors can advance to State Competition and earn a trip to National Convention. Seniors complete a portfolio with 5 pages of project work, ledership and service for one year period. Presentations are generally 10 - 12 mintes and illustrated talks. THe final score is a combination of 50 % presentation and 50% portfolio.