4-H members participate in projects where they are asked to accomplish a task, i.e., make something, develop a skill, raise and/or train an animal, etc. There are numerous projects available to 4-H members, including; foods, clothing, science, livestock, health, gardening, and photography. Youth do not have to be a part of a club to participate in projects, all they need to do is join 4-H and pay their membership fee and they are welcome to participate in as many projects as they would like.
One of the most important aspects of 4-H project work is that the 4-H member decides what they want to learn and do as they explore their project. This allows the project to be self-paced, and gives children important skills in setting and working toward their goals. If you would like to learn more about 4-H, contact your local County 4-H Agent.
The projects listed above are statewide 4-H projects, however there are many more projects on an individual level to choose from.