Members choose different projects each year.
Each club focuses on one kind of project.
Youth learn how to care for specific animals including health and nutrition, habitat, housing, and related skills. Although most youths raise an animal which they own, members may choose to complete an animal-less project.
Youth learn various aspects of horse ownership, including: nutrition (feeding and exercising), health (vetting, worming, and vaccinations), grooming, and safety. Members may own, lease, or aspire to future ownership of horses. Members need not own or lease a horse to belong to the 4-H Horse Clubs, merely have a bona fide interest in horses. The 4-H horse clubs do not provide horses for the members. Clubs also teach life skills, leadership, and communications skills.
Boys and girls, ages 5 - 8, may join a Cloverbud Club.