Resources for Teachers

General

We are so exicted that you’re interested in 4-H Project Achievement for your child. We want to help you support your child in this endeavor. The following resources are developed with you, parents, in mind to support project development. Please contact your local county Extension office to gain additional resources and discuss specific county and district competition dates.

More information and resources are available on each age group page.

What is Project Achievement?

Project Achievement is skills for a lifetime! Youth develop leadership, creativity, public speaking skills, recordkeeping, and more through this program! Specifically, students pick a project area of interest, research the topic, write a presentation, and present to others. As your child advances grades, a record keeping component is added. However, for 4th – 6th graders, it’s all about sharing knowledge. For a Cloverleaf or Junior 4-H’er (4th – 8th graders), the presentation may begin at school or the county level competition and advance to the area or district level competition. Senior competitions may begin at the county or district level and advance to the state competition known as State 4-H Congress.

Cloverleaf

We’re so excited of your interest in Cloverleaf 4-H Project Achievement for your child! Many times Cloverleaf Project Achievement originates in your child’s school classroom. The following resources will help you get started with supporting your child through this process, however, please be sure to check with your child to gain the information and deadlines they may have received at school. If you or your child are new to 4-H Project Achievement, contact your local county Extension office to receive additional information to get started.

Space is limited for the district competition and 4-H’ers must qualify at the county level. Discuss your county’s plans with your local Agent and staff to be sure you can meet any school, county, or district specific deadlines.

Junior

Whether your child participated in Project Achievement previously or this is their very first encounter, we hope to help you support your child in this endeavor. Beginning in the 7th grade competition process, youth are expected to produce lengthier presentations and submit a portfolio for written work. Both the portfolio and presentation comprise 50% each of the total score at competition. The following resources are developed with you, parents, in mind to support project development for your 7th – 8th grader. Please contact your local county Extension office to gain additional resources and discuss specific county and district competition dates

Tips

 

  • Contact your local county Extension office for assistance and information. Each county has a plan for preparing for 4-H Project Achievement and has a timeline that is important for you to consider. Many counties have workshops or one-on-one instruction to prepare. Counties may go to Junior 4-H Project Achievement in January, February, or March. Space is limited for the district competition, and 4-H’ers must qualify at the county level. Discuss your county’s plans with your local Agent and staff to be sure you can meet any school, county, or district specific deadlines.
  • Guide your child in picking a topic that interests them and in finding interesting factual information on the topic. You’ll also want to discuss project development work with your child and encourage their portfolio planning. Your local county Extension staff is there to help with this process.

 

Senior

Whether your child participated in Project Achievement previously or this is their very first encounter, we hope to help you support your child in this endeavor. Beginning in the 7th grade competition process, youth are expected to produce lengthier presentations and submit a portfolio for written work. Both the portfolio and presentation comprise 50% each of the total score at competition. The following resources are developed with you, parents, in mind to support project development for your 9th – 12th grader. Please contact your local county Extension office to gain additional resources and discuss specific county and district competition dates.

Tips

 

  • Contact your local county Extension office for assistance and information. Each county has a plan for preparing for 4-H Project Achievement and has a timeline that is important for you to consider. Many counties have workshops or one-on-one instruction to prepare. Counties may go to Junior 4-H Project Achievement in January, February, or March. Space is limited for the district competition, and 4-H’ers must qualify at the county level. Discuss your county’s plans with your local Agent and staff to be sure you can meet any school, county, or district specific deadlines.
  • Guide your child in picking a topic that interests them and in finding interesting factual information on the topic. You’ll also want to discuss project development work with your child and encourage their portfolio planning. Your local county Extension staff is there to help with this process.