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4-H Portfolio Guidelines and Suggestions. Contents Cover Sheet (name, age, date of birth, 4-H club(s), county, headshot photo, 4 x 6 action photo, etc.)

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1 4-H Portfolio Guidelines and Suggestions

2 Contents Cover Sheet (name, age, date of birth, 4-H club(s), county, headshot photo, 4 x 6 action photo, etc.) – 5 points Leadership Experiences – 35 points Citizenship/Community Service Experiences – 35 points Project(s) Experiences – 35 points 4-H Story – 50 points Support materials (photos, news articles, etc) – 20 points Overall presentation – 25 points

3 South Carolina 4-H Portfolio Connie Lake 406 Kempson Bridge Road Saluda, SC Phone: (864) Date of Birth: 7/21/?? 4-H Age as of Jan. 1: 16 Club: Saluda 4-H Horse Club Saluda County 4-H Cover sheet

4 Leadership Experiences Goals 2004 – To learn to recite the 4-H Pledge in front of an audience To run for an officer for my club – Served as a volunteer teen leader for my 4-H Club – Led a 3 day cooking class for 10 4-H kids in my community Within the 6 pages of experiences Include 4-H and non 4-H (as long as it is related )

5 Activities 2004 – Led the 4-H pledge at my club meeting – Ran for the office of secretary in my 4-H club and spent $4.00 on my campaign – Volunteered to served as a volunteer teen leader for my 4-H club – Led a 3 day cooking class for 10 4-H kids in my community.

6 Knowledge and skills gained Learned to recite the 4-H pledge and lead it in front of an audience – Learned how to run for an office and present a campaign speech – Learned how to assist the club leader as a teen leader for my 4-H club – Learned how to organize, advertise, write lesson plans and lead a 3 day cooking class for younger 4-H kids.

7 Goals 2004 – To learn to recite the 4-H Pledge in front of an audience. Activities 2004 – Led the 4-H pledge at my club meeting. Knowledge and skills gained Learned to recite the 4-H pledge and lead it in front of an audience. Goals, activities, and knowledge gained MUST relate

8 Leadership Examples One on one teaching Assisting at a club meeting Speaking in front of a group Office held or campaigned for Demonstrations

9 Citizenship Experiences Goal 2006 – To help in establishing the 911 system in my county 2007 – To do something special for the elderly. Activities 2006 – Helped 3 elderly ladies put up their E-911 signs so that the ambulance can locate their home easier – My 4-H club and I hosted a Bingo party for the patients at the Saluda Nursing Center. Knowledge and Skills Gained 2006 – Learned the importance of E-911 signs and how they help the ambulance service, 2007 – How young people and be a benefit to the elderly in their community.

10 Citizenship Activities Activities with the elderly and handicapped Activities for the homeless and needy Activities for non-profit groups

11 Project Experiences Dairy Project Goals 2006 – To show a dairy heifer at the fair. Activities Went to the 4-H Dairy Showmanship Clinic that was held at the Cattle Arena in Saluda. - Showed at the Saluda Fair -- Won 1 st place in showmanship and 1 st place in the Junior Calf class. Knowledge and Skills Gained Learned to groom and show a dairy heifer. Goat Project Goals 2006 – To raise a wether goat through 4-H. Activities 2006 – Purchased a goat through the State 4-H Wether Project at $ Purchased a registered doe and showed it at the Saluda 4-H Show winning $ Knowledge and Skills Gained 2006 – Learned to properly care for and show a goat.

12 Goals 2006 – To show a dairy heifer at the fair – To raise a goat through 4-H. Activities Went to the 4-H Dairy Showmanship Clinic that was held at the Cattle Arena in Saluda. - Showed at the Saluda Fair -- Won 1 st place in showmanship and 1st place in the Junior Calf class Purchased a goat through the State 4-H Goat Project at $ Purchased a registered doe and showed it at the Saluda 4-H Show winning $ Knowledge and Skills Gained Learned to groom and show a dairy heifer. - Learned to properly care for and show goat.

13 4-H Story Limited to 6 pages Font – 12 points, double spaced Should reflect the impact that 4-H has had on your life and those around you. Focus on the MOST meaningful experiences. Tell how you apply what you have learned in 4-H to other parts of your life.

14 Part 1 Introduce yourself  Age  Interests  Parents  Brothers and sisters  Where you live  Where you go to school  When and why you joined 4-H.

15 Part 2 Tell about the each section of your portfolio Begin with the most impressive activity; something with leadership and you most important project area State how 4-H helped you learn things about this subject you didn’t know before, how your project grew in size and scope, and some things you tried successfully and unsuccessfully.

16 Part 3 Highlight other 4-H projects and activities including major learning experiences, special interests and unusual situations you encountered.

17 Part 4 Leadership stories Citizenship stories  How 4-H has increased your interest and participation in community affairs.

18 Part 5 Career goals 4-H’s influence in your career choice 4-H’s effect on you as a person

19 Support materials 6 page limit List a summary of award and recognition that you have received. Do not repeat what is already in other sections Variety of support materials  Photos  Awards (ribbons, certificates)  Newspaper clippings  Drawings  Articles that you wrote, etc Scrap booking style is acceptable

20 Support Material 2005 Won first place in showmanship at the Saluda 4-H Shows in dairy, swine and goat competition. At the Saluda 4-H Swine Show, my heavy weight pig won Reserved Grand Champion.

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23 Overall Presentation Package should be neat Bound into a folder/notebook or the Green folder from National 4-H Supply Source Book 24” x 24” size limit Label in the bottom left corner

24 Questions


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