UGA Extension Office

4-H Project Achievement

Clayton County 4-H Project Achievement

What is Project Achievement?

Project Achievement, also known as PA (Project Achievement) or DPA (District Project Achievement), is a public speaking competition for 4th-12th grade 4-H’ers. Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H’ers work and success. 4-H’ers give an oral presentation related to the topic of interest. 4-H’ers may also compete in oral presentations, performing arts (instruments, vocal, general), and consumer judging. 

4-H is a national youth development program offered in Clayton County through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. One of the largest activities we offer 4th -12th graders is a public speaking competition called “Project Achievement.” This activity supports the Georgia Department of Education ELA/Reading/Writing academic standards. Throughout the school year, we invite your students to volunteer to present a topic of interest to them.  

Presentation Needs:

  • Written speech: Includes introduction, body topics, and a conclusion

  • Posters to accompany your speech

  • Props (depending on the project topic) 

  • 4-minute maximum song or dance piece (Performing Arts)

  • Cooking box and supplies (Foods Lab Demonstrations)

Cloverleaf 4th-6th graders:

  • Pick a project area 

  • Prepare a speech for speaking projects: 3-5 minutes

  • Complete posters to accompany speech

  • 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, and 4th place advance to DPA at Rock Eagle 4-H Center

Juniors/Seniors 7th-12th graders:

  • Pick up a project area

  • Complete a portfolio (similar to a resume) 

  • Includes leadership, community service, and work in the project area

  • Monthly portfolio workshops will be held at the Extension Office to assist 4-H’ers in completing the portfolios. 

  • Prepare a speech for speaking projects

  • 7-9 minutes for 7th and 8th graders  

  • 10-12 minutes for 9th-12th graders