UGA Extension Office

4-H Project Achievement

Project Achievement allows 4-H’ers to research a topic, prepare a presentation on that topic, and then present their speech or demonstrate their abilities to perform in a competitive manner. This not only include a wide range of topics but also various performing arts areas and ability to demonstrate cooking skills. 

Prep schedule for JR-SR presentation speeches and boards along with dress rehearsals for performing arts, and food labs. 

The dates of our portfolio workshops at the Extension Office in 2017 are:

  • August 17: DPA 101 Portfolio Introduction, 7-12graders who are new DPA
  • August 31: DPA Kick-off for all returning 7-12 graders (4:30-6pm)
  • September 14: Portfolio Workshop 1 (4:30-6pm)
  • October 10: Portfolio Workshop 2 (4:30-6pm)
  • October 20-21: Portfolio Lock-in with Cobb & Gwinnett Counties (also attend one previous workshop/invited)
  • November 21: Portfolio Workshop 3 (9am-12pm)
  • December 14: Portfolio Workshop 4 (4:30-6pm)
  • December 21: Final Portfolio Review, make appointment
  • January 2, 2018: at 5pm: Final Portfolio due at the Paulding County Extension office

The Juniors and Senior 4-H'ers from Paulding County compete in Northwest District Project Achievement (DPA) March 2-4, 2018.

When Senior 4-H’ers place first at DPA (based on portfolio and presentation), they are invited to State Congress where they can attempt “Mastery” in their project area. This is based on portfolio, demonstration and an interview. 

  • DPA is also a gateway to leadership and community service opportunities which can bring recognition in 4-H. In order to run for both Junior and Senior 4-H District Boards, a 4-H'er must participate in DPA as the elections are part of the weekend events. These positions help in getting experience in order to run for State Board while in high school. There is also recognition with various community service accomplishments at DPA which help support Georgia 4-H's Leadership in Action program. Georgia 4-H has a robust following in our state and there are many scholarship opportunities that are offered for various 4-H accomplishments!

Note: Many of the 4-H programs mentioned above have no or nominal cost associated with them for Paulding County 4-H'ers as they are part of the Georgia 4-H base programming that are an integral part of county 4-H programs. So don't miss the opportunity to the Make the Better Best!  

Here are a few resources about Project Achievement:

Click on the first image below to click through the gallery, note there is general information under each about the event.