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District Project Achievement

Georgia 4-H Project Achievement 

4-H Project Achievement is self-directed, individual competition including presentations, when age appropriate, a documented record of project work, leadership and service based on experiential learning activities.  Contact Shanda Ashley for more information. (229) 849-2685.

So What is 4-H Project Achievement…really?

  •   a young person’s exploration into an area of interest
  •   is not one activity or one event but a series of learning opportunities
  •   is age appropriate and builds on a young person’s strengths
  •   for reporting and competition, falls into specific areas with rules and guidelines

4-H Project Achievement Age Groups & Competition

Cloverleaf (9 years old by August 1st – 6th) grade competition includes a 4-H presentation in one of 66 project categories.  Most presentations are illustrated talks, although, some projects are food labs, performances, and stitchery projects.  4-H’er select an area of interest and develop a 3 to 6 minute presentation.

Junior (7th– 8th) grade competition includes a presentation and a portfolio in one of 52 project areas.   Portfolios are documented records (3 pages) of project work, leadership and service for one year (January-December).  Presentations are 8 to 10 minutes and generally illustrated talks. Some food labs, performances, and clothing construction projects are offered.  Portfolios are 40% of the final score and presentations 60%

Senior (9th- 12th) grade competition 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.

If you would like to participate, contact Shanda Ashley (229) 849-2685.