Project Achievement is one of the four core programs of Georgia 4-H as well as one of the most important. DPA (district project achievement) offers 4-H’ers the chance to develop and refine several skills that are vital to personal and professional development. Participating in Project Achievement is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1. Pick a topic that is important and/or interesting to you
2. Research that topic and pull together a quick speech with accompanying posters
3. Present and compete against other 4-H’ers from across the district
The first step in project achievement is choosing a topic. This allows students to explore their interests and discover their own personal strengths and really identify and develop their own areas of expertise.
After they decide upon a topic, they have to begin researching and pulling together their presentation. In doing this, 4-H’ers are strengthening reading and comprehension skills as well as writing. They are learning to tap into their own creativity to make their presentation shine with individuality.
Finally, the 4-H’ers have to present their topic and compete against other 4-H’ers from across the district, and hopefully walk away a winner, all the while fine-tuning their networking and public speaking skills.
Most importantly 4-H’ers develop a sense of initiative and responsibility. Whether they bring home a first place ribbon or third place, they still leave with a sense of accomplishment and achievement, hence the name, Project Achievement.
We hope to see you at DPA!