Want to learn more about a subject, but can’t find a project to go with it? Self-Determined Projects might be for you!
With the guidance of your 4-H leader, create your own project around something you’re interested in. A few ways you can participate in a self-determined project:
- Take a different direction on an already existing project
- Set up your own plan or continue to expand on an already existing project
- Develop a plan for a project that is not currently available through 4-H
As a member participating in a self-determined project, you should:
- Search out people who are able and willing to provide guidance and information in the area being investigated
- Research and secure information from a variety of sources
- Search out other youth participating in projects that are similar
- Write materials for future use
The following guides will help you while creating and participating in your self-determined project:
- “Make Up Your Own Mind” – a guide to youth participating in self-determined projects
- “Self-Determined Projects: A 4-H Leaders Guide” – a guide for leaders supporting youth in self-determined projects.