4-H has changed for the better with a wide open array of interests for students, including 40 different project areas that one can pick. And within those, it fans out to even more subtopics. In the end, Jackson believes that there is no interest that a child can have, that they would not be able to find a variation of their skill represented by one of the project areas.
The year starts off with in-school meetings, not only elementary, middle, and high schools, but also home-schooled students who can attend a meeting at the Government Center each month.
Each lesson is tailored to fit the individual school based on the makeup of students. Jackson notes that one important dialogue brought to a particular school was based on bullying. These types of educational outreach is always information pertinent to the student’s well-being.
The other part of the year begins the District Project Achievement participation. Students in 5th or 6th grades, part of the Cloverleaf division, will get involved with their specific project they picked by creating posters to represent their connection and how they want to devote their skills to that art essence.
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