What Projects Does 4-H Offer?

4-H is a youth development organization that offers a variety of projects that engage young minds in hands-on learning experiences. The core philosophy of 4-H projects focuses on experiential learning, empowering participants to acquire essential life skills while making meaningful community contributions. There are many project areas that 4-H’ers can participate in. 4-H projects can be separated into 5 categories:

  1. Animal Projects
  2. Communication and Expressive Arts
  3. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  4. Healthy Living and Citizenship
  5. Plant and Environmental Sciences

Each category presents an opportunity for 4-H members to dive into their passions, cultivate new skills, and contribute meaningfully to their communities.

Project Selection:

Selecting the best project can be difficult, especially if this is your first or second year in 4-H. If you need help selecting projects, you can use this quiz to help you find the project that is best for you: Project Exploration Quiz | Marion (osu.edu)

4-H provides various resources to support participants throughout their project journeys. For instance, the Florida 4-H clearinghouse offers approved project books, and the 4-H mall is a great place to check out books, but the project books must be approved by your 4-H Agent. These resources help young learners document their progress, reflections, and achievements, fostering a sense of accomplishment and growth.

4-H Mall: Shop 4-H – Every purchase supports local 4-H kids.

Florida 4-H Clearinghouse: Florida_4-H_Curriculum-Clearing-House.pdf (ufl.edu)


For those specifically interested in Lake County 4-H, project books are available through links like Google Drive. These records offer insights into previous 4-H members’ projects, providing inspiration and ideas for new participants. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WRtVulloHHu-CU8q_4E_J4t5MTxVfMid/view?usp=drive_link

More Information

In case of any questions, please contact me via email at hendersond@ufl.edu so I can help you access the necessary information and guidance to embark on your 4-H journey.



Posted: August 21, 2023

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: 4-H

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