The 4-H program, the largest youth development program in the world, will help you develop skills you need to succeed in life. You will develop those life skills through project work.
Tennessee 4-H offers its members a choice of 26 program areas. Working with your parents and 4-H leaders,
4-H'ers are encouraged to choose a project or projects and build their knowledge of the project subject material. They also complete activities related to the project area, keep records of their activities, give written and oral demonstrations about their projects, and participate in judging and other contests involving their project. As a 4-H participant, you are now “students” of the University of Tennessee.
4-H'ers work with parents, volunteers and other 4-H'ers who share similar projects. In many cases, clubs are formed around a project area, such as county horse clubs. Project work not only increases a 4-H'ers knowledge of a particular subject of interest to them, but project work can also prepare them for a career in that field, such as veterinary science. Scholarships, prizes, awards, and special recognition are also the rewards for project work.
Visit our project pages for more information, activity sheets, service project ideas, additional resources and much more for each project.
Printer-friendly 4-H Project Selection Guide (PDF).
*These programs are part of the 4-H Animal Science project.