If you find that no single project is quite right for you, you can develop your own. Be your own researcher, scientist, artist, communicator, and evaluator. Ask your local 4-H leader or Extension staff for resources to help create your own project area.
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
At the Minnesota State Fair, 4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education. More than 7,000 4-H youth will have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performing arts, Arts - In performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.
Project leader resources
- Experiential Learning - DVD and Guide ($30 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Experiential Learning - Video and Guide ($30 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Self-determined project guide
Other online resources
4-H Youth record keeping
- Self determined evaluation sheet (38K PDF)
To get involved with the 4-H Self-Determined Project, contact your county 4-H staff.
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.