The Wyoming 4-H program utilizes a portfolio system for helping youth report on their learning experience each year. The system has eight distinct sections that help youth plan for their involvement in 4-H by setting learning goals for each project in which they’ve enrolled, report on their experiences, and account for their successes and involvement. As a youth development program this system helps youth, parents, and volunteers plan for learning experiences that enrich and meet the goals of youth while also providing important information to UW, funding agencies, the media, and others.
At the state level, these portfolios are used as application materials for national trips, scholarships, leadership team selection, awards, etc. Counties use them to select recognition in areas of leadership, citizenship, project experiences, as well as other areas. Alumni of the program have indicated their use helped them as they began applying for college scholarships and in other areas of their life. Additionally, this system supports the Wyoming 4-H Achievement Program in helping youth be recognized for their annual participation and potential induction into the State 4-H Honor’s Club.
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|Portfolio Section||Type and Save||Print Only|
|Annual Record Page||Cover||Cover|
|Section 1 - 4-H Project Report|
|Junior Age Members||Section 1||Section 1|
|Intermediate and Senior Age Members||Section 1||Section 1|
|Section 2 - 4-H Awards and Recognition|
|Section 3 - 4-H Leadership|
|Section 4 - 4-H Community Service||Section 4||Section 4|
|Section 5 - 4-H Participation||Section 5||Section 5|
|Section 6 - My 4-H Story|
|Junior Age Members||Section 6||Section 6|
|Intermediate and Senior Age Members||Section 6||Section 6|
|Section 7 - 4-H Photographs and Clippings||Section 7||Section 7|
|Section 8 - Other Organization Involvement||Section 8||Section 8|
|Score Sheet||Weighted Score Sheet||Score Sheet|