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Helping Leaders Be 4-H Savvy - University of Illinois Extension

Project Completion and Evaluation

4-H project work tends to taper off as the year progresses until there is a "flurry of activity" just prior to fair exhibit and judging days. The following are some suggestions for parents and project leaders to assist youth in doing a better job of completing project work and of evaluating their own experiences.

Parents:

Project Leaders:

Young people, parents, and project leaders all need to work together to see that 4-H project work occurs, that learning by doing takes place, and that everyone has fun while developing the life skills of decision-making, communication, and responsibility.