UGA Extension Office

Project Achievement

Cloverleaf Project Achievement

4th - 6th graders

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cloverleaf Project Achievement will be held at the County level on Saturday, April 24, 2021*

This public-speaking competition encourages 4-H'ers to choose a project of interest, perform research, and present a speech sharing their knowledge. The entire process encourages hands-on learning, improves communication skills, and builds confidence.

The district event where they compete with other 4-H'ers is called District Project Achievement (DPA), and it is typically a one-day event in Douglasville, GA.


Junior Project Achievement

7th & 8th graders

Building on knowledge and experience gained during Cloverleaf Project Achievement, Junior 4-H'ers add a second component to their project: a portfolio. The 7th and 8th graders (or, "juniors" as they're known in 4-H lingo) still present or perform in their chosen area of interest; however, the portfolio provides additional documentation of the 4-H'ers work in their subject area over.

The portfolio covers a 12-month period from Jan. 1st - Dec. 31st during which the Junior 4-H'er documents community service projects and teen leadership activities in their area of interest. Junior Project Achievement is a 3-day, 2-night event that takes place at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA.


Senior Project Achievement

9th - 12th graders

Both presentations and portfolios are more detailed and longer in length for 4-H'ers competing in Senior Project Achievement. District winners have the ability to compete and advance to the State-level competition (known as State Congress).

If a Senior 4-H'er wins at the State level, they advance to Nationals (known as National Congress). The district event is held in conjunction with Junior Project Achievement and is a 3-day, 2-night event at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA.

Three youth standing in front of lake2021 Junior District Project Achievement participants
Youth standing next to easel in front of red tableclothCloverleaf DPA presentation on growing pumpkins
Two youth in a canoeFun at District Project Achievement