The Hesperia Highlighters 4-H club offers a wide variety of projects to suit everyone's needs and interests. Each project offers 6 hours of hands on learning and fun. There may be some age restrictions when it comes to projects. Youth members can join as many projects as they are interested in. Or as many as your family has time for. All members under the age of 9 may not participate in the following projects: goat/sheep, swine, horse and pony, beef, and archery. This is for safety reasons and there are no exceptions.
There may be extra costs that occur in a project. Most times, this is for supplies, animals, feed, etc.
****Animals are not provided. But not required to join a project****
Members will learn how to safely operate and maintain archery equipment, as well as learn how to shoot. This project may include bow-hinting or target practice, and often includes competitions. 4-H Archery projects may only be led by a 4-H certified adult volunteer or staff.
Learn to make creative items or projects. This includes but is not limited to, any of the following: knitting, crocheting, cake decorating, jewelry making, fly tying, macrame, decoupage, stained-glass, making, pottery, ceramics, flower arranging, and hobbies such as coin or stamp collecting.
Members learn how to decorate a cake according to their tastes. Cakes may vary form advanced to very basic.
For members under the age of nine to participate in; may include basic sampling of other projects.
Develop oral and written communication skills Learn about various methods used to communicate including speech and writing. Project may elect to focus on various historical or modern technologies used for communication.
Includes projects such as Community Service, Community Pride, and Heritage and Culture. Generally focus' on assisting a member of the club's community with tasks or financial problems. Many projects may be designed using all or part of the Community Action Process as a guideline.
Learn about dogs, their care, and their feeding. May include obedience training of animal. Subcategories include agility, care and training, and stock.
Food & Nutrition
Learn how to shop for, prepare, and serve nutritious food safely, and how to maintain good health through a good diet. Food may be whatever the leader selects, with subcategories including but not limited to :Beginning, Dairy, International, Nutritional, and Preservation.
Learn about goats and their general care, management, and various uses. Members may raise animals for pets, breeding, sale, or show. Subcategories include Pygmy, Pack, and Nigerian. Learn about the care and management of sheep. Members may raise animals for pets, show, wool, breeding, or sale. Ownership is preferred.
Health & Fitness
This project concentrates on personal health and well-being. Learn how to stay healthy by understanding basic health concepts. Participate in community health education and learn about different health services and related public misconceptions.
Horse & Pony
Learn how to care for, feed, and ride a horse or pony. The animal may be either owned or leased. Handicapped riding and the "horseless project" (learning about equines without access to one) are offered in some counties. Subcategories of this project include: breeding, draft, drill, judging, driving, English, gymkhana, dressage, miniature, trail riding, and western.
Learn about leadership for an individual, group, organization. Build your own leadership skills through public speaking, project management, communication, organization, and negotiation
Learn to use photographic equipment and take and/or develop photographs.
Avian Science project focused on poultry.
Rabbit & Cavy
Learn the care, feeding, and management of cavies. Members may raise animals for pets, market, showing, or breeding. Learn the care, feeding, and management of rabbits. Members may raise animals for pets, fur, show, or breeding.
Learn about records management and the practice of identifying, classifying, archiving, preserving, and destroying records. Many projects may focus on 4-H record books.
Learn about the deaf community and their way of life. Members will also learn basic to advanced sign language.
Learn about the care and management of swine. Members may raise animals for pets, show, sale, or breeding. Ownership is preferred.