4-H Career Portfolio

Nebraska 4-H Program Contact
Robert (Bob) Meduna, Southeast District 4-H Program CoordinatorUNL Southeast Research and Extension Center / 1071 County Road G / Room D / Ithaca, NE  68033-2234

Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio

The Nebraska 4-H Career Portfolio is the annual record-keeping system used by Nebraska 4-H youth; it is a composite of all 4-H and non 4-H projects/activities throughout the individual's 4-H career.

The 4-H Career Portfolio is required for Nebraska 4-H youth to be eligible for many county and state awards.

  • County Level Awards
    • the county may set their own limitations on the number of incentives an individual may apply for at the county level.
    • the 4-H participant may be selected to represent two curriculum areas at the district and state level.
    • the annual deadline for the completed 4-H Career Portfolio is typically in the fall. Contact your local UNL Extension Office for more information regarding record book deadlines and incentives/awards.
  • State Level Awards
    • 4-H Career Portfolio applications must be submitted at a county level in order to advance to a district and state level.
    • Nebraska will select youth to represent the state at National 4-H Youth Congress based upon the achievements outlined in the 4-H Career Portfolio. 4-H participants can only represent Nebraska in one of the eight curriculum areas.   
    • 4-H Career Portfolio applications that have advanced to the state level are annually due January 15 to the District Research and Extension Center. 

The 4-H Career Portfolio includes a:

  • Cover
  • Pre-printed tab dividers BUY
  • Application and curriculum Forms
  • 4-H career portfolio
  • 4-H curriculum story
  • supporting material (4 photo pages, 2 non-photo pages)

The 4-H Career Portfolio is scored on the following items:

  • Project Accomplishments
  • 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, Citizenship and Educational Experiences
  • 4-H Career Story
  • 4-H Support Materials
  • Non 4-H Experiences
  • General

Rules and Guidelines

  • Instructions For Filling Out The 4-H Career Portfolio  pdf | doc
  • Scoresheet  pdf | doc     

Manuals and Resources

  • NE4H9000- 4-H Career Portfolio  pdf | doc | Buy Tabs
    • Application & Curriculum Form  pdf | doc     
    • Section 1- Project Accomplishments  pdf | doc
    • Section 2- 4-H Leadership, Community Service, Volunteer, Citizenship & Educational Experiences  pdf |  doc  
    • Section 3- Non 4-H Experiences  pdf | doc   
    • Section 4- 4-H Curriculum Story  pdf | doc   
    • Section 5- Support Materials  pdf | doc          
  • NE4H9010- Nebraska 4-H Project Record  doc                   
  • NE4H9020- Nebraska 4-H Animal Project Record  doc
  • NE4H9030- Nebraska 4-H Companion Animal Project Record  doc   
  • NE4H9040- Nebraska 4-H Junior Leader Project Record  doc