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Self-Determined Projects

Self-determined projects are suggested for members ages 14-18. Self-determined is not a project, but a method for carrying out a project in a subject where projects do not exist.

Self-determined projects are exhibited at the county fair in the closest subject area.
  • Members choose a subject for the project and set goals.
  • Develop and carry out a plan to reach their goals.
  • Evaluate progress and report on accomplishments.

Project Requirements pdf |
Some counties may have additional requirements. Contact your 4-H leader or county extension office to learn more.

Member Materials

  • You Decide! Decision Making Guide for Self-Determined Projects (#91001)*
  • 4-H Involvement Report | docpdf |

Leader Materials

  • Helping Them Decide! Leader’s Guide for Self-Determined Projects (#91002)*


*Available through your county extension office.