UGA Extension Office

Project Achievement

For more information about Project Achievement please call 706-754-2318 and ask for Mrs. Renee.

Project Achievement

Cloverleaf grades 4 -6
Cloverleaf papers are due to Mrs. Renee by January 8th by 5 pm to be considered to attend the Rock Eagle overnight competition on February 16-17, 2024.

Junior-Senior 7-12
Junior & Senior final portfolios are due to Mrs.Renee by January 9th by 5 pm.

Project Achievement is one of the most important activities we have in 4-H. Across Georgia, children will learn about a topic of their choice, create a pesentation and deliver the information to a panel of judges. The number one fear  among adults is public speaking, even ranking before death at number two. We would like to help raise young adults who are comfortable with public speak so as they get older, they will have a strong voice in the world. District Project Achievement, also known as DPA, has many other benefits, including learning how to research a topic effectively and vocabulary, organizing the flow of a paper, creating quality visual aids, interviewing skills, resume building, and mastery of a subject. It covers many of the CCRPI requirements for English Language Arts.

The categories are divided by age groups. 4-6th graders are considered Cloverleafs and only compete in those subject areas at a local level. Our Senior 4-H'ers, 9-12 graders, participating in DPA, have the chance to advance to the State competition in Atlanta if they win their category or are the winner of a sweepstake placing. Advancing to State Congress is a very special honor for 4-H'ers. Students will compete against their peers in the same project area from all over the state to receive Master 4-H status and a trip to National 4-H Congress. If a child makes it to this level, they are considered among the best in the U.S. and will meet people from all over the world during their week's stay in Atlanta.

A NOTE FOR  JUNIOR & SENIOR 4-H'ERS-  portfolios are due to Mrs. Renee by Jan. 9, 2024.

Think Portfolios. The time is upon you. A portfolio is the first half of Project Achievement. Project Achievement is a three-day trip to Rock Eagle in the spring where 4-H members do a presentation or performance based on something that they like or have been working on all year. The portfolio is a list of all the things that the student has done this year. We have a lot of information at the office about how to get a portfolio started. If you or your child is afraid of public speaking, Project Achievement is a wonderful, safe way to conquer that fear. We want you to succeed. Turning in a last-minute portfolio only means that we don’t get to tweak it and make it better. Call one of us to set up a time to come by. You can e-mail Mrs. Renee a rough draft. You can slide it under the door when we’re at lunch. I don’t care how we get your portfolio. I just care that we get it. You can win this year, but half of your score comes from your portfolio. If you are lacking in a certain area, we need to know early so we can get you some extra activities to put there. Contact Mrs. Renee by email: at or call the 4-H office at 706-754-2318.

Please call or come by to sign up. It's never too early to work on those projects!!!

Senior Portfolio Info here

Junior Portfolio Info here

Cloverleaf DPA Info here