Kristina Davenport helps Victoria Fraizer with their community service project
Online List of Projects and Forms
Find an online list of 4-H projects and forms here.
What are 4-H Programs?
4-H programs are underneath the three mission mandate areas of: science, engineering and technology, and healthy living and citizenship. They differ from 4-H projects because they include a variety of knowledge areas and are inclusive of many projects and events. Programs can target specific audiences, seek out community partnerships and have funding sources that provide resources. The identified 4-H program areas in Idaho are: 4-H Afterschool, Ambassadors, Collegiate 4-H, Cloverbuds, Healthy Living, Operation Military Kids, Shooting Sports, Science and Engineering/Technology.
What is a 4-H project?
A “project” is a topic that you can explore. You’ll learn life skills like understanding yourself, communicating and working with others, and problem solving and decision making skills that you will use for the rest of your life.
How do I choose a 4-H project?
Think about what you like to do or what you are interested in, then look at the list of projects. Some of the project manuals are available in your local extension office and some are on the Web. Click on one that looks interesting, and find out more about it. Your 4-H leader and your parent can also help you decide. Check with your 4-H leader to find out if there are requirements for the project.
Do I have to do all the activities in the project guide or manual?
Of course not. The member, parents and leader choose the activities. Members may plan to do a little or a lot based on their interests and abilities. Project plans (goals) change as a member’s interests change.
How much time is spent on a 4-H project?
It depends on the size and scope of a member’s plan and goals. Some projects take a few days, weeks or even months. Some projects are repeated or undertaken again the following year to learn more and accomplish more goals.
Are there rewards for completing 4-H projects?
There are several ways to receive awards and recognition for completing projects. Check with your county 4-H staff member or 4-H leader to find out if there are special requirements.
How do I get 4-H project manuals or guides?
Your 4-H leader or county 4-H staff member will have a list of project manuals or guides. Some project activities are on the Web. Your 4-H staff member may have extra copies in his or her office; otherwise, the manuals can be ordered. Your 4-H leader or 4-H staff member can help you, so just ask!
Is there a list of projects?
4-H can be anything you want it to be. 4-H projects are based on research, so you can have up-to-date and accurate information about the things you’re interested in. 4-H project manuals and guides give you ideas for activities to do and ways to learn more. Not all of these projects may be offered by your club or county 4-H program, but this is a great place to explore! If there is something that you are interested in and it’s not on the list, talk with your county 4-H staff member.