Story in Brief
Oconee County 4-H facilitated 66 youth-led project clubs over the past four years. A project club is a special interest club in 4-H that is planned and led by a high school 4-H member. Through this experience 4-H members wrote lesson plans, made a budget, utilized classroom management strategies, demonstrated professionalism, and applied soft skills. In addition to high school 4-H members gaining invaluable leadership skills, over 550 elementary and middle school students participated in these classes, having a positive interaction with older 4-H members and establishing good role models. One 4-H leader wrote, "Leading a project club put me in a better position to be able to be a leader in the classroom. As a special education major, that is extremely important. Leading a project club improved my people skills and communication skills."