Consumer Education Project
You need to manage money throughout your life. Improve your money management skills and become a more informed consumer. Learn to distinguish between wants and needs, identify, set and evaluate goals, track expenses and income, and more.
State & Regional Events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
Participants judge five classes in the areas of Personal Care, Entertainment & Leisure, Clothing & Textiles, Consumerism & Personal Finance, and Nutrition. Participants also have a questions class where they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.
4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Consumer Education Project resources
Beginning to learn about consumer education:
- Consumer Savvy 1 - The Consumer In Me - Find this in the 4-H Mall
Some experience with this project:
- Consumer Savvy 2 - Consumer Wise - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
Looking for a challenge:
Project leader resources
- Consumer Savvy: Helper's Guide - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Consumer Savvy (set of 4) - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Financial Champions: Helper's Guide - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
- Financial Champions (set of 3) - Find this in the 4-H Mall.
4-H Youth record keeping
- Consumer education evaluation sheet (38 K PDF)
To get involved with the 4-H Consumer Education project, contact your county 4-H office.
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