A Message for 4-H Project Leaders: 4-H Projects & Their Importance

Posted: December 3, 2013

As a project leader the most effective tool you have is the 4-H curriculum piece (project book) which helps young people reach their highest personal development.

The 4-H project offers opportunities to gain practical experience in real-life situations.  To learn by doing is a sound educational process and the 4-H project teaches the “why” as well as the “how”.  Projects help to develop desirable work habits; a sense of responsibility; money management; wise use of time; help youth to learn to work cooperatively with others; provides a sense of good sportsmanship; supports wise choices and decisions through various alternative actions and methods; and provides interest into lifetime hobbies or careers.