Head, Heart, Hands and Health
Alabama 4-H young people learn, lead, and make a difference.
4-H young people learn workforce development skills such as time-management, networking, and accountability in addition to cognitive skills used in critical thinking, reading, science, and mathematics.
- 4-H is in every Alabama county
- 161,937 young people enrolled
- 11,586 junior projects
- 2,564 intermediate projects
- 821 senior projects
- 1,084 presented a speech in Public Speaking
- 836 practiced work safety in What Wood U Build
- 2,302 developed creative solutions in Extreme Birdhouse
- 637 made budget decisions in $15 Challenge
- 1,627 demonstrated food safety in Food Preparation
- 449 demonstrated unique skills in Freestyle Demonstration
- 108 solved problems and visual communication in Graphic Design
- 566 defined an audience in Have I Got A Story
- 186 applied good design elements in Interior Design
- 1,390 constructed designs in Blocks Rock
- 885 created visual display in Freestyle Showcase
- 2,493 utilized composition techniques in Photography
The Bottom Line
Project work teaches young people how to set goals, make decisions, follow-through with a commitment, and self-evaluate their work and present it to others.