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Lee County Achievement Award Program

2020 Goal Setting


Do you set goals for yourself or do others set them for you? How do you feel when you accomplish something? Does what you accomplish make a difference to you? How can you plan and work to do a better job of meeting your goals? When you reach a goal, and feel some satisfaction in reaching that goal, does this help you set new goals? What if you are not quite satisfied with your accomplishments? How can you get the most out of 4-H and receive satisfaction for your goals?

The 4-H Achievement Plan will help you with these things. It will help in:

  1. Setting your goals and making plans to reach them.
  2. Enriching your 4-H program as you grow.
  3. Evaluating your own efforts and accomplishments and by taking a look with your leader as to how well you have met your goals.
  4. Reaching more of your goals.
  5. Setting new goals that will help you grow and develop your skills and personality.

To be successful your plan will require loyalty to your 4-H club, your county, state, nation, and world. Service to others is very important. Creativity, responsibility, and leadership will be required. The satisfaction you feel for your job well done will make it all worthwhile.

We have now adopted the state 4-H Achievement Plan and adapted a document we can use in our own county 4-H program. This will make it easier to award our members for achievement and add value to the awards, encouraging members to participate at age appropriate levels. Members are not required to use the plan but are rewarded with scholarship money when you meet plan level goals. A club with many members participating in the plan will be more likely to re-charter at the Emerald Level and be competitive in the club of the year contest.

Planning – To achieve your highest goals, plan your 4-H participation and set your goals at the start of your year or immediately after achieving a lower level. Talk with your family and 4-H Leaders. Ask their advice in helping to set your goals and to help you accomplish them.

Directions:

  1. Choose the level you will be completing
  2. Only one level may be reached each year in 4-H.
  3. You may begin the Achievement Plan at any time in your 4-H career. You must be 9 years old to begin the Green Clover Award. It may take more than 1 year to finish a level.

4-H’ers who strive and excel in improving themselves, their clubs, and their communities shall be given appropriate awards as follows:

2020 Scholarship Awards

Cloverbud (5-6) Achievement Award $15

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 2 optional activities of your choice. There are specified activities for Cloverbuds, however, you may complete any optional activities in the list.

Cloverbud (7-8) Achievement Award $15

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 3 optional activities of your choice. There are specified activities for Cloverbuds, however, you may complete any optional activities in the list.

Green Clover Achievement Award (9-18) $30

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 4 optional activities of your choice. (You must do either 1 project record book or a presentation, you are not required to do both.)

Bronze Achievement Award (9-18) $60

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 5 optional activities of your choice. (You must do either 1 project record book or a presentation, you are not required to do both.)

Silver Achievement Award (9-18) $80

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 8 optional activities of your choice. (You can complete 1 project record book and 1 presentation or 2 project record books.)

Gold Achievement Award (9-18) $100

To be eligible you must do all the requirements and 10 optional activities of your choice. (You can complete 2 project record books and 1 presentation,  or 3 project record books.)

Achievement Medal (13-18) $150

The Achievement Medal is a special award for outstanding older 4-H’ers. To be eligible you must have already received the Green, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Achievement awards. You must repeat all the Gold and Silver requirements and 20 optional activities of your choice.

Club leaders best success practices:

  • At the first meeting of the year have members set goals using this plan. These become your member’s goals that can simply be listed in the Project Record Book goals section.
  • At each club meeting it would be good practice to have members update the plan as requirements are completed.
  • It may take more than 1 year to complete a level. Only one level per year will be awarded at that year’s ACHIEVE Banquet.
  • There is a Policy Document explaining all other parts of the Lee County Achievement plan.

2020 Lee County Achievement Policy

2020 Achievement Plan – Lee County member goal setting form

Scholarship Request Fillable Form

Lee County 4-H Junior and Senior Member of the Year Printable Application

Lee County 4-H Junior and Senior Member of the Year Google Form