A “project” is simply a topic that youth can explore. In the Waukesha County Project Enrollment Guide, you’ll find project names and descriptions of what you can do on a wide variety of topics . . . from art to woodworking, from computers to rabbits, from clothing to small engines. You can choose to take any project listed in the Project Enrollment Guide, however, the amount of leadership provided by 4-H varies by project. There are three different types of projects:
- County-wide projects are organized by 4-H leaders for the benefit of all 4-H youth in Waukesha County. Their meetings are open to everyone. E-mails with project information and meetings are sent to youth who sign up for a county-wide project when they enroll in 4-H. The meetings are usually published in the Clover Flyer and listed on the 4-H Calendar.
- Club projects are organized by a leader within a 4-H club for youth in that 4-H club. The meetings for those projects are only promoted within the club.
- As no club or even county can possibly offer all the 4-H projects available, most projects can be taken as independent study. The youth would use 4-H literature and other resources to learn about and complete their project without meetings and 4-H leadership.
No matter what type of leadership is provided, each 4-H member must work on and complete his or her own project.