One of our most popular 4-H programs is Project Achievement.
Project Achievement is a self-directed, individual competition that helps students develop leadership, creativity, public speaking skills, record keeping, and more.
Project Achievement is interest-led. Participants select a project area of interest, research the topic, write a presentation, and present it to others. The project can be almost anything and we encourage youth to choose a topic that they are passionate about.
For 4th - 6th graders, Project Achievement is all about sharing knowledge, developing confidence, and meeting new friends from across the state at district competitions.
As the student advances grades, a portfolio added. This is a written record listing the activities in which the student has participated within the calendar year.
For Cloverleaf or Junior 4-H'ers (4th - 8th graders), Project Achievement begins as a county level presentation and advances to district level competition, known as District Project Achievement (DPA). Senior competitions begin at the county or district level and advance to a state competition known as State 4-H Congress.
For more information about Project Achievement, email the Upson County Extension Office or call us at (706) 647-8989.