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The 4-H Project — A Cornerstone of 4-H

Learning-by-doing is a basic philosophy of 4-H. The 4-H project is one of the areas where learning-by-doing takes place. Within the project, members learn things to do, things to make, and things to explore.

As members gain experience, the size of their projects may be increased and/or they may choose to take on additional projects.

A 4-H Project Is:

• Planned work in an area of interest to the 4-H member

• Guided by a volunteer who is the project leader

• Aimed at planned objectives that can be attained and measured

• Summarized by some form of record keeping

Most project work occurs over a period of several weeks or months during a year, as designed by the project leader.