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Positive youth development is the goal of 4-H. It doesn't matter what project the 4-H'er takes; the project serves as the vehicle to learn basic life skills. Our ultimate goal is for the 4-H member to develop positive personal assets needed to live successfully in a diverse and changing world. Through 4-H projects, youth:
- Acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes for a satisfying home and family life.
- Enjoy a useful work experience, together with responsibility and satisfaction of personal accomplishments.
- Develop leadership talents and abilities to reach optimum citizenship potential.
- Learn methods of making decisions and solving problems.
Projects are available to youth in the 4th to 12th grades through project or community clubs. The document, 4-H Projects and Roles, provides a list of projects available through 4-H and definitions for the roles of youth and adults involved in 4-H. Not all projects on the list are available since it is subject to available volunteers.