4-H Portfolio

Report
4-H
Portfolio
Guidelines and
Suggestions
Contents
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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
Cover sheet
South Carolina
4-H Portfolio
Connie Lake
406 Kempson Bridge Road
Saluda, SC 29138
Phone: (864) 445-8117
Date of Birth: 7/21/??
4-H Age as of Jan. 1: 16
Club: Saluda 4-H Horse Club
Saluda County 4-H
Leadership Experiences
•Within the 6 pages of experiences
• Include 4-H and non 4-H (as long as it is related )
Goals
2004 – To learn to recite the 4-H
Pledge in front of an audience.
2005 - To run for an officer for my club.
2006 – Served as a volunteer teen
leader for my 4-H Club.
2007 – Led a 3 day cooking class for
10 4-H kids in my community
Activities
2004 – Led the 4-H pledge at
my club meeting.
2005 – Ran for the office of
secretary in my 4-H club and spent
$4.00 on my campaign.
2006 – Volunteered to served as a
volunteer teen leader for my 4-H
club.
2007 – Led a 3 day cooking class
for 10 4-H kids in my
community.
Knowledge and skills gained
2004 - Learned to recite the 4-H
pledge and lead it in front of an
audience.
2005 – Learned how to run for an
office and present a campaign
speech.
2006 – Learned how to assist the
club leader as a teen leader for
my 4-H club.
2007 – Learned how to organize,
advertise, write lesson plans
and lead a 3 day cooking class
for younger 4-H kids.
Goals, activities, and
knowledge gained
MUST relate
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
2004 - Learned to recite the
4-H pledge and lead it in front
of an audience.
Leadership Examples
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One on one teaching
Assisting at a club meeting
Speaking in front of a group
Office held or campaigned
for
Demonstrations
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.
2007 – 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.
Citizenship Activities
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Activities with the elderly
and handicapped
Activities for the homeless
and needy
Activities for non-profit
groups
Project Experiences
Dairy Project
Goals
2006 – To show a dairy heifer at the fair.
Activities
2000 - Went to the 4-H Dairy Showmanship Clinic that
was held at the Cattle Arena in Saluda.
- Showed at the Saluda Fair -- Won 1st place in
showmanship and 1st place in the Junior Calf
class.
Knowledge and Skills Gained
2006 - 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 $65.00.
-- Purchased a registered doe and showed it at the
Saluda 4-H Show winning $15.00.
Knowledge and Skills Gained
2006 – Learned to properly care for and show a goat.
Goals
2006 – To show a dairy heifer at the fair.
2006 – To raise a goat through 4-H.
Activities
2006 - Went to the 4-H Dairy Showmanship
Clinic that was held at the Cattle
Arena in Saluda.
- Showed at the Saluda Fair -- Won 1st
place in showmanship and 1st place
in the Junior Calf class.
2006 - Purchased a goat through the State
4-H Goat Project at $65.00.
- Purchased a registered doe and
showed it at the Saluda 4-H Show
winning $15.00.
Knowledge and Skills Gained
2006 - Learned to groom and show a dairy
heifer.
- Learned to properly care for and
show goat.
4-H Story
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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.
Part 1
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Introduce yourself
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Age
Interests
Parents
Brothers and sisters
Where you live
Where you go to school
When and why you joined
4-H.
Part 2
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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.
Part 3
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Highlight other 4-H projects
and activities including
major learning experiences,
special interests and
unusual situations you
encountered.
Part 4
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Leadership stories
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Citizenship stories
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How 4-H has increased your
interest and participation in
community affairs.
Part 5
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Career goals
4-H’s influence in your
career choice
4-H’s effect on you as a
person
Support materials
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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
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Photos
Awards (ribbons, certificates)
Newspaper clippings
Drawings
Articles that you wrote, etc
Scrap booking style is
acceptable
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.
Overall Presentation
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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
Questions

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