4-H Portfolios

4-H portfolios are the combination of a resume and cover letter

Due Date: Portfolios for all project areas are due by September 1st each year.
Exception: Turkey Project Portfolio's are due around November 1st. for proper record-keeping.

Submit portfolios on ZSuite https://4h.zsuite.org/ 

Resume Guidelines

The resume should represent a cumulative summary of the 4-H members background, skills, and accomplishments. The 4-H member should summarize their 4-H experience by highlighting their project involvement, activities, awards/recognitions, leadership experiences, and community service. Each year, applicants will need to update their information, maintaining the most pertinent information over time. Content should be clearly identified as 4-H or non-4-H; style of resume and formatting are at the discretion of the applicant. Applicants should include contact information, county, school grade, and year in 4-H. Maximum 2 pages.

Cover Letter Guidelines

The cover letter should be a narrative to accompany the resume. When applying for different 4-H contests, leadership roles, etc., the cover letter should be tailored to the requirements of the application. Each application must have the outlined responsibilities posted. Rubrics should be tailored to specific responsibilities/objectives. Maximum 1 page. Click here to view the Cover Letter Objectives.

Junior Livestock Cover Letter Objectives

  • Summarize your project for the current year and specifically outline the skills you have developed, knowledge you have gained, and goals you have achieved.
  • Describe your 4-H leadership experiences and how you have grown as a person.
  • Provide details on the impacts of 4-H community service and how these experiences have affected your community. 
  • Explain how your involvement in the Utah 4-H junior livestock project has impacted your life and challenged you to grow and push yourself outside of your comfort zone. 

Horse Project Cover Letter Objectives

  • Summarize your project for the current year and specifically outline the skills you have developed, knowledge you have gained, and goals you have achieved.
  • Describe your 4-H leadership experiences and how you have grown as a person.
  • Provide details on the impacts of 4-H community service and how these experiences have affected your community.
  • Explain how your involvement in the Utah 4-H horse project has impacted your life and challenged you to grow and push yourself outside of your comfort zone.

Other Project Areas, County Awards, and County Year-end Awards

  • Summarize what project(s) you have participated in 4-H this year and what new knowledge and skills you have gained.
  • What would you consider the most significant 4-H experience you have had this year in 4-H and why?
  • Explain how your involvement in 4-H has influenced you life for the better.
  • Explain what you have done in 4-H this year that has challenge you to grow, and pushed you out of you comfort zone.

Utah 4-H State Turkey Show Cover Letter Objectives

  • Summarize your project for the current year and specifically outline the skills you have developed, knowledge you have gained, and goals you have achieved.
  • Describe your 4-H leadership experiences and how you have grown as a person.
  • Provide details on the impacts of 4-H community service and how these experiences have affected your community.
  • Explain how your involvement in the Utah 4-H State Turkey project has impacted your life and challenged you to grow and push yourself outside of your comfort zone. 

For additional details and information please visit the State 4-H Portfolio Page

Project Report Forms

Cover Letter and Resume Examples 

Examples are meant to give youth ideas on how they can complete a cover letter and resume and are not meant to be followed exactly.  Please tailor the cover letter and resume to your project area by following the Cover Letter Guidelines and Resume Guidelines listed above.