To begin your 4-H adventure, start looking at the many project areas that 4-H has to offer. You may choose one or more projects from more than 45 different areas. There is a 4-H project for everyone! Projects are fun to do alone and with your friends.
- An interest you’d like to explore
- A hobby you’d like to learn more about
- A topic of interest shared by you and your family
- Something that is fun for you
Remember to select projects that you can get help with from a parent, grandparent, caring adult, 4-H volunteer, friends or other 4-H members.
Work with your parents/guardian and leader to select your 4-H projects. Let’s say you want to learn how to take a photograph, feed a dog, build a birdhouse, or plant a garden. When you learn those skills, you also learn life skills such as:
- how to make decisions and set goals
- how to get organized
- how to keep records
- how to work with others
All these skills can help you as you go through school and beyond. For many 4-H’ers, an interest they have in certain 4-H project areas will lead to future careers.
Start by finding 4-H project areas that are of interest to you. The contact your Wharton County Extension Office to become enrolled in the project areas. Then start using your creativity to explore new ideas and create new projects.
4-H is all about helping you learn by doing, connecting you to the resources you need to explore and try new adventures! 4-H provides you with opportunities to develop skills you can use now and throughout your life – and have FUN while doing it.