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Choosing a Project

Are you ready to decide on a project?

When selecting projects, think about:

  • an interest you would like to explore
  • a hobby you would like to learn more about
  • a topic of interest shared by you and your family
  • something that is fun for you

Remember to choose projects that you can get help from your

  • parents/guardian
  • grandparents
  • friends
  • other 4-H members and leaders

Projects help you to grow and to have real-life experiences. Project work is the "learn by doing" part of 4-H. Let's say you want to learn how to build a birdhouse, take photos, care for a bucket calf, or learn to cook. When you learn those skills, you will also learn such life skills as:

  • how to make decisions
  • how to organize yourself, your time, or your money
  • how to work with and get along with others
  • how to speak in front of a group
  • how to work together as a member of a team

4-H has lots of fun ways to learn beyond your project work and club meetings, too. For now, start by choosing a project. To look at the Woodson County Project Selection guide, click here. If you need help or more information, contact your club leader or the Extension Office.