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Rebecca Hardeman, PHR, SHRM-CP

1262 Government Circle
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Office: (770) 473-3945
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4-H Project Achievement (Public Speaking)

What is Project Achievement?

Project Achievement, also known as PA (Project Achievement) or DPA (District Project Achievement), is a public speaking competition for 4th-12th grade 4-H’ers. Project Achievement serves to showcase 4-H’s work and success. 4-Hers give an oral presentation related to the topic of interest. 4-H’ers may also compete in oral presentations, performing arts (instruments, vocal, general), and consumer judging.

4-H is a national youth development program offered in Clayton County through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension One of the largest activities we offer 4th -12th graders is a public speaking competition called “Project Achievement” This activity supports the Georgia Department of Education ELA/Reading/Writing academic standards. Throughout the school year, we invite your students to volunteer to present a topic of interest to them.

Presentation Needs:

  • Written speech: Includes introduction, body topics, and a conclusion
  • Posters to accompany your speech
  • Props (depending on the project topic)
  • 4-minute maximum song or dance piece (Performing Arts)
  • Cooking box and supplies (Foods Lab Demonstrations)


Cloverleaf 4th-6th graders:

  • Pick a project area
  • Prepare a speech for speaking projects: 3-5 minutes
  • Complete posters to accompany the speech
  • 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, and 4th place advance to DPA at Rock Eagle 4-H Center
  • Monthly portfolio workshops will be held at the Extension Office to assist 4-H’ers in completing their portfolios.


Juniors/Seniors 7th-12th graders:

  • Pick up a project area
  • Complete a portfolio (similar to a resume)
  • Includes leadership, community service, and work in the project area
  • Monthly portfolio workshops will be held at the Extension Office to assist 4-H’ers in completing the portfolios.
  • Prepare a speech for speaking projects
  • 7-9 minutes for 7th and 8th graders
  • 10-12 minutes for 9th-12th graders4 minutes maximum for all performing arts