4-H Oregon Advancement Program

4-H advancement programs consists of a series of steps that provide a framework for progressive learning within a specific project area.  Advancement programs encourage 4-H members to learn at their own speed based on their interests and abilities.  Advancement programs are self-paced, and age and skill-level appropriate.  Advancement programs can also be a tremendous help to members as they set their goals each year.  Advancement programs are useful to Junior Leaders and more experienced 4-H members who wish to work with younger or less experienced members.  In addition, advancement programs support continual project growth which is an important aspect when applying for 4-H College scholarships.

Once a member completes an advancement step, their 4-H leader signs off on their advancements. Once a leader has signed the advancement the record should be brought to the Extension Office and the member will receive a certificate to include in their record book.

The following is a list of advancement programs that are available at the Extensions Office. All the advancements may be found online with exception of the Generic Advancement Program and the Junior Leader Advancement.

  • Meat Animal 
  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Junior Leader
  • Sewing/Clothing
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Horticulture
  • Archery
  • Generic Advancement Program for all unlisted projects